|Lehite PN||1.||NEPHITE warrior (Moroni 9:2)|
Possibly derived from Hebrew ʹāmar "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 ʹimrô "his command" (Job 20:29), and possibly forming the Hebrew PNs Omri and Imri (1 Chronicles 9:4) (JH).
See also Emron/Emer Variant
- J. Tvedtnes, "Hebrew Names in the Book of Mormon," 3.