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|Lehite PN||1.||NEPHITE warrior (Moroni 9:2)|
Possibly derived from HEBREW ʾāmar "to speak."(JAT) If so, it may be a short-form (hypocoristicon) with the common Semitic ending on PNs and GNs -ōn for "Word (of God); (God) has spoken, commanded" (PYH). Cf. biblical HEBREW ʾimrô "his command" (Job 20:29), and possibly forming the HEBREW PNs Omri and Imri (1 Chronicles 9:4) (JH).
Also possibly from gentilic HEBREW ʾēmôrî "Amorite" (Genesis 10:16; Ezekiel 16:3, 45; Amos 2:9, 10).
See EMER, AMORON, AMMORON, COMRON, MORON, OMER.
See also Emron/Emer Variant
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐇𐐣𐐡𐐊𐐤 (ɛmrʌn)
- ↑ J. Tvedtnes, "Hebrew Names in the Book of Mormon," 3.