LIB

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Jaredite PN 1. King (Ether 1:17, 18; 10:18, 19 (x3), 29)
2. Usurper (Ether 14:10 (x2), 11 (x2), 12 (x3), 13, 14, 15 (x2), 16 (x3), 17)

Etymology

Until a possible language origin for JAREDITE can be determined, etymologies of JAREDITE names must remain speculative. Still, some suggestions can be made. The PN LIB may derive from the Sumerian lib “(to be) rich, well-off; high quality; (to be) happy” = Akkadian hadû, hidiātu, râšu, rāšû, rīšātu.[1] LIB may also derive from a Semitic source, e.g., Akkadian libbu, lib-bi “heart, center” (loanword in Sumerian lib “inner body; heart.”[2] = Ugaritic lb, Hebrew lēb, lēbāb).[3] Less likely is the derivation of LIB from the Sumerian lib “dazed silence, (deathly) silence; (to be) dazed” = Akkadian šaqummatu; cf. Sumerian lib4 “agitate,” and lib4-lib4 “plunderer.”[4]

See RIPLAKISH, RIPLIANCUM, RIPLAH

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐢𐐆𐐒 (lɪb)

Notes


  1. ePennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, s.v. lib.
  2. ePSD, s.v. lib.
  3. Hayim ben Yosef Tawil. Akkadian Lexical Companion (Jersey City: KTAV, 2009): 177-184; Patrick R. Bennett, Comparative Semitic Linguistics: A Manual (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1998), 238-239.
  4. ePSD, s.v. lib.