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gentilic ending, “(The One of) Cumin.”
 
gentilic ending, “(The One of) Cumin.”
  
Cf. also these ancient Near Eastern names: ''gāmôn'', a city in Gilead, [http://scriptures.lds.org/en/judg/10/5#5 Judges 10:5] ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]); Akkadian ''kummanu'', name of neoHittite kingdom of Tabalian Confederation, ca. 900 BC,  
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Cf. also these ancient Near Eastern names: ''gāmôn'', a city in [[GILEAD|G<small>ILEAD</small>]], [http://scriptures.lds.org/en/judg/10/5#5 Judges 10:5] ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]); Akkadian ''kummanu'', name of neoHittite kingdom of Tabalian Confederation, ca. 900 BC,  
 
near sites of ''kummuḫi'' and ''gurgum'' ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]); Akkadian (?) ''kummanni'' (Classical Camana Cappadiciae), a religious center/city during the time of King Azzi-Hayasa (?—ee Roux)  
 
near sites of ''kummuḫi'' and ''gurgum'' ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]); Akkadian (?) ''kummanni'' (Classical Camana Cappadiciae), a religious center/city during the time of King Azzi-Hayasa (?—ee Roux)  
 
(RFS); and Hittite ''kamanas'', prince of Carchemish ca. 750 BC ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).
 
(RFS); and Hittite ''kamanas'', prince of Carchemish ca. 750 BC ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).
  
Other possibilities include Egyptian ''kmn'', “blind one” (EHA); Egyptian ''k3mn'', “the Bull is established” (Coptic kemēn), a place near Ihnasya in central Egypt ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]); and Akkadian  
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Other possibilities include [[EGYPTIAN(S)|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''kmn'', “blind one” (EHA); [[EGYPTIAN(S)|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''k3mn'', “the Bull is established” (Coptic kemēn), a place near Ihnasya in central [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPT</small>]] ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]); and Akkadian  
 
''kummu'', “holy place, shrine, sanctuary” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).
 
''kummu'', “holy place, shrine, sanctuary” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).
  
Cf. Book of Mormon [[KUMEN]], [[KISHKUMEN]], [[KUMENONHI]], [[CUMENIHAH]]
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Cf. Book of Mormon [[KUMEN|K<small>UMEN</small>]], [[KISHKUMEN|K<small>ISHKUMEN</small>]], [[KUMENONHI|K<small>UMENONHI</small>]], [[CUMENIHAH|C<small>UMENIHAH</small>]]
  
 
See also [[Cumeni Variant]]
 
See also [[Cumeni Variant]]
  
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite GN]]
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite GN]]

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Lehite GN 1. City, ca. 65 BC (Alma 56:14; 57:34)

It is possible that this is also a personal name because of the fairly common NEPHITE combination of the PN ending in “-i” with its suffixed PN counterpart ending in “-hah,” where both are PNs, and because some places were named after the first person who settled there.* Several North-west Semitic etymologies are possible, though none of them are convincing. Hebrew kmn, meaning “to hide, to hide up,” might give a translation “Hidden-away.” Cf. also the Ugaritic PNs kmn and bn kmn, etymology unknown (JH). Less likely is the common Semitic vocabel kam(m)ō/ūn*, from which we get our English word “cumin,” giving the translation, “(Place of) Cumin,” or reading with a gentilic ending, “(The One of) Cumin.”

Cf. also these ancient Near Eastern names: gāmôn, a city in GILEAD, Judges 10:5 (RFS); Akkadian kummanu, name of neoHittite kingdom of Tabalian Confederation, ca. 900 BC, near sites of kummuḫi and gurgum (RFS); Akkadian (?) kummanni (Classical Camana Cappadiciae), a religious center/city during the time of King Azzi-Hayasa (?—ee Roux) (RFS); and Hittite kamanas, prince of Carchemish ca. 750 BC (RFS).

Other possibilities include EGYPTIAN kmn, “blind one” (EHA); EGYPTIAN k3mn, “the Bull is established” (Coptic kemēn), a place near Ihnasya in central EGYPT (RFS); and Akkadian kummu, “holy place, shrine, sanctuary” (RFS).

Cf. Book of Mormon KUMEN, KISHKUMEN, KUMENONHI, CUMENIHAH

See also Cumeni Variant