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'''Etymology'''
 
'''Etymology'''
  
Though '''LAMAN''' is quite likely from the Semitic triliteral root ''LMN'', it is found only once as a proper name mentioned in a Lihyanite inscription. Lihyanite was a language  
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Though '''L<small>AMAN</small>''' is quite likely from the Semitic triliteral root ''LMN'', it is found only once as a proper name mentioned in a Lihyanite inscription. Lihyanite was a language  
spoken (and written) in the ancient northwest Arabian Peninsula in the mid- first millennium b.c.  L<small>AMAN</small> may also derive from the Safaitic ''L’mn'' “mender.”<ref>CIS 946:3443.</ref> Less persuasive is the derivation of L<small>AMAN</small> from Akkadian  ''lemnu'' “evil; evildoer” and Central Arabian ''laman'' “scoundrel.” Intriguing, but unpersuasive (on philological grounds)  
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spoken (and written) in the ancient northwest Arabian Peninsula in the mid- first millennium b.c.  '''L<small>AMAN</small>''' may also derive from the Safaitic ''Lʾmn'' “mender.”<ref>[[Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum|''CIS'']] 946:3443.</ref> Less persuasive is the derivation of '''L<small>AMAN</small>''' from Akkadian  ''lemnu'' “evil; evildoer” and Central Arabian ''laman'' “scoundrel.” Intriguing, but unpersuasive (on philological grounds)  
 
is the derivation of the name from ''l''(''u'') ''ʾaman'' “surely he is faithful.”
 
is the derivation of the name from ''l''(''u'') ''ʾaman'' “surely he is faithful.”
  
It has been suggested that L<small>AMAN</small> is related to the "Lamans" Indian tribe in Honduras.<ref>[[Thelona D. Stevens]], "Book of Mormon Names in Indian Languages," ''Saints' Herald'' 115 (1 July 1968): 456.</ref>
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It has been suggested that '''L<small>AMAN</small>''' is related to the "Lamans" Indian tribe in Honduras.<ref>[[Thelona D. Stevens]], "Book of Mormon Names in Indian Languages," ''Saints' Herald'' 115 (1 July 1968): 456.</ref>
  
It has also been suggested that L<small>AMAN</small> is related to a linguistic family "Laman" in the Department of Tujillo, Peru.<ref>[[Thelona D. Stevens|Stevens]], "Book of Mormon Names in Indian Languages," 456.</ref>
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It has also been suggested that '''L<small>AMAN</small>''' is related to a linguistic family "'''L<small>AMAN</small>'''" in the Department of Tujillo, Peru.<ref>[[Thelona D. Stevens|Stevens]], "Book of Mormon Names in Indian Languages," 456.</ref>
  
 
See Book of Mormon [[LAMANITE(S)|L<small>AMANITES</small>]] and [[LAMANITISH|L<small>AMANITISH</small>]]
 
See Book of Mormon [[LAMANITE(S)|L<small>AMANITES</small>]] and [[LAMANITISH|L<small>AMANITISH</small>]]
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'''Variants'''
 
'''Variants'''
  
[[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|lamen]], [[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|Lammum]], [[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|Lamam]], [[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|Lamans]], [[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|Lammun]]
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[[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|lamen]], [[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|Lammam]], [[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|Lamam]], [[Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants|Lammun]] [The corrected spelling ''Lamans'' in O of Alma 55:4 is not a variant, but rather intended for the genitive ''Laman[]s''.]
  
 
'''[[Deseret Alphabet]]:''' 𐐢𐐁𐐣𐐊𐐤 (leɪmʌn)
 
'''[[Deseret Alphabet]]:''' 𐐢𐐁𐐣𐐊𐐤 (leɪmʌn)
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*[[Ariel L. Crowley]] “Laman Found.” Improvement Era 54 (February-March 1951): 80-82, 156-57, 205-6. Reproduced in About the Book of Mormon. Idaho City, ID: Deseret News, 1961.
 
*[[Ariel L. Crowley]] “Laman Found.” Improvement Era 54 (February-March 1951): 80-82, 156-57, 205-6. Reproduced in About the Book of Mormon. Idaho City, ID: Deseret News, 1961.
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite PN]][[Category:Lehite GN]]
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite PN]][[Category:Lehite GN]]
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Latest revision as of 05:47, 25 March 2016

Lehite PN 1. Son of LEHI, ca. 600 BC (1 Nephi 1:Preface; 2:5, 9, 11, 12, 18; 3:11 (x2), 14, 28 (x3), 31; 4:28; 7:6, 8; 8:4, 17, 35, 36; 16:20, 37, 38; 18:11; 2 Nephi 1:28; 4:3, 8, 9, 13; Alma 3:7; 18:38; 24:29; 43:13; 55:4; 56:3)
2. King of LAMANITES, 2nd c. BC (Mosiah 7:21; 9:10, 11, 13; 10:6, 18)
3. King of LAMANITES, perhaps son of No. 2 (Mosiah 24:3 (x2), 9)
4. Servant to LAMANITE king, NEPHITE soldier, ca. 73 BC (Alma 55:5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15)
Lehite GN 5. Arabian river, named after No. 1, ca. 600 BC (1 Nephi 2:8; 16:12)
6. City, ca. 30 AD (3 Nephi 9:10)

Etymology

Though LAMAN is quite likely from the Semitic triliteral root LMN, it is found only once as a proper name mentioned in a Lihyanite inscription. Lihyanite was a language spoken (and written) in the ancient northwest Arabian Peninsula in the mid- first millennium b.c. LAMAN may also derive from the Safaitic Lʾmn “mender.”[1] Less persuasive is the derivation of LAMAN from Akkadian lemnu “evil; evildoer” and Central Arabian laman “scoundrel.” Intriguing, but unpersuasive (on philological grounds) is the derivation of the name from l(u) ʾaman “surely he is faithful.”

It has been suggested that LAMAN is related to the "Lamans" Indian tribe in Honduras.[2]

It has also been suggested that LAMAN is related to a linguistic family "LAMAN" in the Department of Tujillo, Peru.[3]

See Book of Mormon LAMANITES and LAMANITISH

See also Laman / Lamen / Lamman / Lammun Variants

Variants

lamen, Lammam, Lamam, Lammun [The corrected spelling Lamans in O of Alma 55:4 is not a variant, but rather intended for the genitive Laman[‘]s.]

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐢𐐁𐐣𐐊𐐤 (leɪmʌn)

Notes


  1. CIS 946:3443.
  2. Thelona D. Stevens, "Book of Mormon Names in Indian Languages," Saints' Herald 115 (1 July 1968): 456.
  3. Stevens, "Book of Mormon Names in Indian Languages," 456.
RFS & SDR

Bibliography


  • Ariel L. Crowley About the Book of Mormon. Idaho City, ID: Deseret News, 1961.
  • Ariel L. Crowley “Laman Found.” Improvement Era 54 (February-March 1951): 80-82, 156-57, 205-6. Reproduced in About the Book of Mormon. Idaho City, ID: Deseret News, 1961.
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