RIPLAH

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Lehite GN 1. Place, ca. 74 BC (Alma 43:31, 35)

Etymology

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Confer the biblical GN Riblah, with interchange of b and p (JH, JAT, RFS). In some Semitic languages [b] and [p] are not always differentiated in the script (Akkadian, especially when they close a syllable) and orally (Arabic where only [b] exists, thus “bolice” for “police”). Consult the standard biblical commentaries for the citations and the etymology. Note also Arabic rbl, “fertile, abundant” (RFS).

It may be that this GN is JAREDITE in origin because of the common element ribla- occuring exclusively in JAREDITE names.

Cf. Book of Mormon RIPLAKISH, RIPLIANCUM, LIB

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐡𐐆𐐑𐐢𐐂 (rɪplɑː)

Notes


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