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'''Etymology'''
 
'''Etymology'''
  
It is assumed that this city was identical to the city formerly known simply as [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]], which had been settled by [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]] I and his people during the 6th c. BC ([http://scriptures.lds.org/en/2_ne/5/8#8 2 Nephi 5:8]).  
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The [[Geographical Name|GN]] '''L<small>EHI</small>-N<small>EPHI</small>''' is a combination of the [[Personal Name|PN]]s [[LEHI|L<small>EHI</small>]] and [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]]. Where this combination name first appears, in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/7.1,%202,%204,%2021?lang=eng#primary Mosiah 7 (5x)], it is spelled ''LehiNephi'', except once where ''Lehi'' is at the end of the line and is followed by a dash.
It is possible that the [[LAMANITE(S)|L<small>AMANITES</small>]], who detested [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]], renamed the site [[LEHI|L<small>EHI</small>]] after [[MOSIAH|M<small>OSIAH</small>]] I and his people left. Thus, it would have been called simply [[LEHI|L<small>EHI</small>]] by the [[LAMANITE(S)|L<small>AMANITES</small>]]  
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when [[ZENIFF|Z<small>ENIFF</small>]] and his people arrived. If the preceding can be assumed to be true, then it may be further assumed that [[ZENIFF|Z<small>ENIFF</small>]] and the returning [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITES</small>]] ([http://scriptures.lds.org/en/mosiah/9/1,6,8#1 Mosiah 9:1, 6, 8])  
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This city may have been identical to the city formerly known simply as [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]], which had been settled by [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]] I and his people during the 6th c. BC ([http://scriptures.lds.org/en/2_ne/5/8#8 2 Nephi 5:8]). It is possible that the [[LAMANITE(S)|L<small>AMANITES</small>]], who were not friendly with [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]], renamed the site [[LEHI|L<small>EHI</small>]] after [[MOSIAH|M<small>OSIAH</small>]] I and his people had left. Thus, it would have been called simply [[LEHI|L<small>EHI</small>]] by the [[LAMANITE(S)|L<small>AMANITES</small>]] when [[ZENIFF|Z<small>ENIFF</small>]] and his people arrived. Thus, too, when [[ZENIFF|Z<small>ENIFF</small>]] and the returning [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITES</small>]] arrived ([http://scriptures.lds.org/en/mosiah/9/1,6,8#1 Mosiah 9:1, 6, 8]), they may have wished to refer to the site by its original designation, [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]], but out of deference to the [[LAMANITE(S)|L<small>AMANITE</small>]] king, whom they accepted as their nominal leader, they settled for a compromise, i.e., '''L<small>EHI</small>-N<small>EPHI</small>'''.
would have liked to have referred to the site by its original designation, [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]], but out of deference to the [[LAMANITE(S)|L<small>AMANITE</small>]] king, whom they accepted as their nominal leader,  
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settled for a compromise, i.e., '''L<small>EHI</small>-N<small>EPHI</small>'''.
 
  
 
Cf. Book of Mormon [[LEHI|L<small>EHI</small>]], [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]], [[ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI|A<small>NTI-NEPHI-LEHI</small>]]
 
Cf. Book of Mormon [[LEHI|L<small>EHI</small>]], [[NEPHI|N<small>EPHI</small>]], [[ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI|A<small>NTI-NEPHI-LEHI</small>]]

Revision as of 19:11, 22 July 2015

Lehite GN 1. Land and city, ca. 121 BC (Mosiah 7:1 (x2), 2, 4, 21; 9:6, 8)

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Etymology

The GN LEHI-NEPHI is a combination of the PNs LEHI and NEPHI. Where this combination name first appears, in Mosiah 7 (5x), it is spelled LehiNephi, except once where Lehi is at the end of the line and is followed by a dash.

This city may have been identical to the city formerly known simply as NEPHI, which had been settled by NEPHI I and his people during the 6th c. BC (2 Nephi 5:8). It is possible that the LAMANITES, who were not friendly with NEPHI, renamed the site LEHI after MOSIAH I and his people had left. Thus, it would have been called simply LEHI by the LAMANITES when ZENIFF and his people arrived. Thus, too, when ZENIFF and the returning NEPHITES arrived (Mosiah 9:1, 6, 8), they may have wished to refer to the site by its original designation, NEPHI, but out of deference to the LAMANITE king, whom they accepted as their nominal leader, they settled for a compromise, i.e., LEHI-NEPHI.


Cf. Book of Mormon LEHI, NEPHI, ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI

See also Lehi-Nephi Variants

Variants

LehiNephi

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐢𐐀𐐐𐐌-𐐤𐐀𐐙𐐌 (liːhaɪ-niːfaɪ)

Notes