From Book of Mormon Onomasticon
Variant spelling of GIDGIDDONAH
- P: S2 Sidgiddonah > S1 Gidgiddonah
- 1830-1981: Gidgiddonah
- Discussion: Scribe 2 wrote Sidgiddonah, which Scribe 1 corrected to Gidgiddonah in P. In Cowdery's handwriting, a capital G often looked like a capital S, and so Scribe 2 must have misread it. Cowdery corrected the name, and the 1830 edition also had a G, which also seems to agree with the name GIDGIDDONI.
Source: ATV 6:3644.