LEAH

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Lehite noun 1. Unit of NEPHITE currency (Alma 11:17)

Etymology

The term LEAH refers to the smallest unit of NEPHITE silver measurement. The word may derive from the HEBREW root lʾh “to be weak, weary,” though its opposite meaning, “to be strong, capable,” has also been proposed.[1]

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐢𐐀𐐂 (liːɑː)

Notes


  1. HALOT 2:512-13; the eminent German Semitist Theodor Nöldeke has written an extensive study on roots having opposite meanings in the Semitic languages, "Wurzeln mit Gegensinn (addad)," in Neue Beiträge zur semitischen Sprachwissenschaft (Strassburg: Karl Trübner, 1910/reprint: Amsterdam: APA-Philo Press, 1982), 67-108.
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