|Lehite noun||1.||Silver measure, ca. 82 BC, equal to four SENUMS of silver (or four measures of grain) and equal to one SHUM of gold (Alma 11:6, 12)|
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In addition to appearing in a totally different language context, this Lehite name for a measure and the disparately spelled JAREDITE PN ESROM  must be taken to have separate etymologies. Perhaps the best suggestion for the NEPHITE name is from the HEBREW * ḥeṣrōm, “enclosed, bound together, surrounded,” etc. (cf. Jeremiah 1:17; Job 30:18; 38:3) (RFS), from the root ḥṣr with adverbial ending * -ōm. Cp. the *similar etymology from EPHAH from ʾpp, “to surround.”???
Other possibilities include ʿzr, “to help;” or “to gird, equip;” ʾzr, “to surround with a wall;gird,” and perhaps ʿṣr or, with prosthetic aleph, zrm.?????
See also Ezrum / Ezrom Variant
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐇𐐞𐐡𐐊𐐣 (ɛzrʌm)
- Naturally, such a statement may have to be modified of the Book if Mormon critical text reveals variant spelling for either name.