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Until possible language affinities for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names must remain more speculative than substantive. With that caveat, the onomasticon does offer etymologies for some [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names, especially if it is possible that some [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names were translated into [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITE</small>]], or were otherwise related to one or more Semitic languages.
  
 
No etymology is suggested.
 
No etymology is suggested.

Revision as of 22:51, 10 September 2015

Jaredite noun 1. Animals, listed with CURELOMS and elephants (Ether 9:19 (x2))

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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.

No etymology is suggested.

Whatever fauna CUMOMS were, three criteria delimit the English possibilities: they were especially useful to the JAREDITES, they were indigenous to JAREDITE America, and, it must be assumed, Joseph Smith did not have an English translation for them or he would have rendered it in English. Therefore, whatever etymology is proposed, it must meet these three criteria.

Perhaps Akkadian (?) kumûm, “pelican,” or hamizo (?), “swan” (RFS).

HEBREW, “kum” = “rise up, stand up.” Possibly CUMOMS are bears because they show these characteristics (Reynolds, Commentary on the Book of Mormon, VI, p. 145).

Cf. Book of Mormon COM, CUMORAH, et al.

See also Cumoms / comoms Variant

Variants

comoms

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐗𐐊𐐣𐐉𐐣𐐞 (kʌmɒmz)

Notes