Irreantum Variant

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Variant spelling of IRREANTUM

1 Nephi 17:5

  • O: Irreantum > Irreaantum >- Irreantum
  • P, 1830-1981: Irreantum
  • Discussion: Irreantum was immediately changed to Irreaantum, then later back to Irreantum in O. This is perhaps because Cowdery inserted another a when he thought he had missed the a in the word, but later realized he had not, and corrected it. This spelling, Irreantum, is also consistent with other Book of Mormon names, such as Neas and Teancum.

Source: ATV 1:351-52.