ANTIONAH

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Nephite PN 1. Ruler of the dissident city of AMMONIHAH (Alma 12:20)

Etymology

If the name is to be divided into the elements anti- and -onah, the first part of this PN, anti, may have the same constituent elements as ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI. If the first element anti- is from the EGYPTIAN nty, enty, nad has the same meaning, it may be pronounced ike the English "Anti-", with the sense "who; he (of), the one having; partisan (of)." Onah may possibly be explained as wnh, a type of priestly functionary (DNWSI 833). With the first element anti having the sense "he (of), the one having; partisan (of)," the PN may have the meaning "one having a priestly/priesthood function," which may be appropriate given that AMMONIHAH was religiously--and politically--dissident. *ʾnh, "humility" is also possible, with the overall meaning "one possessed of humility."

Cf. Book of Mormon ONTI(ES), ANI-ANTI, ANTIOMNO, ANTION, ANTIONUM, ANTIPARAH, ANTIPAS, ANTIPUS, ANTUM, ANTINEPHILEHI

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐈𐐤𐐓𐐆𐐄𐐤𐐂 (æntɪoʊnɑː)

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