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The need for the *critical text here is clear, because the RLDS edition has Lama.
 
The need for the *critical text here is clear, because the RLDS edition has Lama.
  
This Book of Mormon PN could easily be derived from the biblical PN Lamech ([[Jo Ann Hackett|JH]], [[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]). Unlikely is a PN from the Hebrew interrogative lmh, “why.” Also possible would be an etymology based on the root lmh (<*lmy). E.g., Nibley notes the ESA PN lmy, but also notes that this name may be actually lmn, Laman (ABM, 239). Most Hebrew final “heh” roots are actually final “yod,” as demonstrated by both comparative Semitics, but also evident when in the qal perfect 2. and 1. the “yod” reappears.
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This Book of Mormon PN could easily be derived from the biblical PN Lamech ([[Jo Ann Hackett|JH]], [[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]). Unlikely is a PN from the Hebrew interrogative ''lmh'', “why.” Also possible would be an etymology based on the root ''lmh'' (<''*lmy''). E.g., Nibley notes the ESA PN ''lmy'', but also notes that this name may be actually ''lmn'', Laman (ABM, 239). Most Hebrew final “heh” roots are actually final “yod,” as demonstrated by both comparative Semitics, but also evident when in the qal perfect 2. and 1. the “yod” reappears.
  
Most unlikely ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]) is a derivation from Akkadian lamassu, “tutelary god” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).  
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Most unlikely ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]) is a derivation from Akkadian ''lamassu'', “tutelary god” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).  
  
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite PN]]
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite PN]]

Revision as of 03:58, 13 January 2012

Lehite PN 1. General, 4th c. AD (Mormon 6:14)

The need for the *critical text here is clear, because the RLDS edition has Lama.

This Book of Mormon PN could easily be derived from the biblical PN Lamech (JH, JAT). Unlikely is a PN from the Hebrew interrogative lmh, “why.” Also possible would be an etymology based on the root lmh (<*lmy). E.g., Nibley notes the ESA PN lmy, but also notes that this name may be actually lmn, Laman (ABM, 239). Most Hebrew final “heh” roots are actually final “yod,” as demonstrated by both comparative Semitics, but also evident when in the qal perfect 2. and 1. the “yod” reappears.

Most unlikely (JAT) is a derivation from Akkadian lamassu, “tutelary god” (RFS).