LURAM

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LURAM

Lehite PN		Soldier, 4th c. AD (Moroni 9:2)

No etymology is suggested.

Most unlikely is Sumerian lu “man” plus Akkadian rām “exalted,” because ancient Near Eastern onomasticon did not mix languages. The biblical PN Ram (Ruth 4:19; 1 Chronicles 
2:9; Job 32:2) does come from “exalted,” as does the last part of Abraham’s former name. But given this possibility, the lu- must be accounted for, and it cannot be the 
preposition “to, for,” because of the vowel quality. If the verbal root were conjugated in the imperfect, the lu- might be the assertive particle “surely” giving the meaning “[He is] 
surely exalted” (JAT).