|Jaredite GN/Lehite GN||1. JAREDITE/Lehite city (3 Nephi 9:6; Mormon 6:14; Ether 13:27, 29, 30)|
Until possible language affinities for JAREDITE names can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of JAREDITE names must remain more speculative than substantive. With that caveat, the onomasticon does offer etymologies for some JAREDITE names, especially if it is possible that some JAREDITE names were translated into NEPHITE, or were otherwise related to one or more Semitic languages.
GILGAL is a JAREDITE/Lehite city mentioned five times in the Book of Mormon. Though Semitic etymologies for this name (mentioned about forty times in the Old Testament) are uncertain, cf. HEBREW gilgāl, "stone circle; wheel," from the HEBREW verbal root gālal "roll (stone) to, roll (stone) away"; cf. Ugaritic PN bn glgl.
See also Gilgal / Gilgall Variant
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐘𐐆𐐢𐐘𐐊𐐢 (ɡɪlɡʌl), 𐐘𐐆𐐢𐐘𐐈𐐢 (ɡɪlɡæl)