|Lehite PN||1.||Military officer, ca. 63 BC (Alma 58:16, 19, 20, 23)|
The PN TEOMNER may be composed of the elements TE- and OMNER, a Book of Mormon PN and a GN that occurs in the period after the Nephite/Mulekite unification. The initial element TE- of the PN TEOMNER may be a Mulekite dialect rendering of the demonstrative m.s. pronoun, which in Hebrew is zēh, in Aramaic dā and in Ugaritic dū, thus producing the meaning, “He of/The one of/From OMNER.”
Alternatively, TEOMNER may derive from the Hebrew elements ṭʿm, “to perceive” and nēr, “light,” yielding a possible meaning, “Perceive the Light,” with light being a theophoric element.
In addition to OMNER, COMNOR also appears as a name in the Book of Mormon, suggesting om+ner and com+nor (where both om/am and ner/nor have been posited as morphemes in Book of Mormon names, based on still further examples) (JAT).
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐓𐐀𐐉𐐣𐐤𐐇𐐡 (tiːɒmnɛr)
- Hugh W. Nibley, Since Cumorah, ed. John W. Welch, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book/Provo, UT: FARMS, 1988), 194.