MORIANTON

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Jaredite PN 1. King (Ether 1:22, 23; 10:9, 12, 13)
Lehite PN 2. Rebel, ca. 72 BC (Alma 50:28, 29, 30, 32, 35; 51:29)
Lehite GN 3. City and land, named from No. 2, ca. 72 BC (Alma 50:25, 26 (x2), 28, 33, 35 (x2), 36 (x2); 51:1, 26; 55:33 (x2); 59:5)

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.

Nibley has suggested EGYPTIAN PN (of princes) mry.itn, “beloved of Aton,” and mry.imn, “beloved of Amon” (LID, 27). But, despite the challenge of using EGYPTIAN to explain a JAREDITE PN, it would be difficult to explain how a Lehite could have a name based on a non-ISRAELITE theophoric element.

Cf. Book of Mormon MORIANCUMER, MAHONRI MORIANCUMER, MORON, CORIANTON, MORIANTUM, GADIANTON, CUMORAH, et al.

See also Morianton / Morionton Variants

Variants

Morionton, Moreanton, Mononton, Corianton

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐣𐐄𐐡𐐆𐐈𐐤𐐓𐐊𐐤 (moʊrɪæntʌn)

Notes


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