JOSEPHITES

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Lehite gentilic 1. Descendants of JOSEPH the son of LEHI (Jacob 1:13; 4 Nephi 1:36, 37; Mormon 1:8)

Etymology

JOSEPHITES is the gentilic of JOSEPH (the gentilic -ite form is the equivalent of the Semitic -iy = î [1]). The name designates the descendants of JOSEPH, the son of LEHI.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐖𐐄𐐞𐐇𐐙𐐌𐐓𐐝 (dʒoʊzɛfaɪts)

Notes


  1. Edward Lipiński, Semitic Languages: Outline of a Comparative Grammar (Leuven: Peeters, 1997), 224-25.
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