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


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.

Whatever fauna CURELOMS 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.

HEBREW, “garal” = “to roll forth or to roll off.” Possibly means camel because of their rolling motion (Reynolds, Commentary on the Book of Mormon, VI, p. 145).

See also Cureloms Variant



Deseret Alphabet: 𐐗𐐆𐐅𐐡𐐢𐐉𐐣𐐞 (kɪuːrlɒmz)