KISH

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Jaredite PN 1. King (Ether 1:18, 19; 10:17, 18)

Etymology

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.

The name KISH is known from several ancient Near Eastern sources: the biblical PN qīš (JAT), the Sumerian GN Kish, *Akkadian Kiššatu, name of a city in north-central Mesopotamia (RFS), and the city near *Ebla, giš (JAT). Nibley also notes that akish is the EGYPTIAN-Hittite name for Cyprus (ABM, 238).

Reynolds, Commentary on the Book of Mormon, VI, 191, from HEBREW “bow” or “horn,” and p. 46, from Semitic, “straw, forage.”

Cf. Book of Mormon KISHKUMEN, AKISH, AGOSH

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐗𐐆𐐟 (kɪʃ)

Notes


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