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'''Etymology'''
 
'''Etymology'''
  
Cf. [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''maqōm'', “place, station, town, village” = Arabic maqām, also known from Syriac, Ethiopic and Phoenician with the same meaning; however the vowel shift is rather dramatic ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]], [[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]], [[Jo Ann Hackett|JH]]).
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Hebrew ''maqōm'', “place, station, town, village; holy site”,<ref>[[Koehler, Ludwig, and Walter Baumgartner, The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 5 vols. revised by W. Baumgartner and Johann J. Stamm. Leiden: Brill, 1994. trans. of 5-volume 3rd German edition.|''HALOT'']].</ref> also known from Syriac, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Phoenician with the analogous meaning; however, the vowel shift is rather dramatic.
  
 
Perhaps from Mayan ''mo'-k'u'-um'' "macaw nest" ([[Mark Wright|MW]], [[John Gee|JG]]).<ref>Erik Boot, ''A Preliminary Classic Maya-English/English-Classic Maya Vocabulary of Hieroglyphic Readings'' (2002), 59; Cecil H. Brown and Soren Wichmann, "Proto-Mayan Syllable Nuclei," ''International Journal of American Linguistics'' 70/2 (2004): 177. The ''-um'' ending is attached to words dealing with birds.</ref>
 
Perhaps from Mayan ''mo'-k'u'-um'' "macaw nest" ([[Mark Wright|MW]], [[John Gee|JG]]).<ref>Erik Boot, ''A Preliminary Classic Maya-English/English-Classic Maya Vocabulary of Hieroglyphic Readings'' (2002), 59; Cecil H. Brown and Soren Wichmann, "Proto-Mayan Syllable Nuclei," ''International Journal of American Linguistics'' 70/2 (2004): 177. The ''-um'' ending is attached to words dealing with birds.</ref>

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Lehite GN 1. City which sank into the sea, ca. 30 AD (3 Nephi 9:7)

Etymology

Hebrew maqōm, “place, station, town, village; holy site”,[1] also known from Syriac, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Phoenician with the analogous meaning; however, the vowel shift is rather dramatic.

Perhaps from Mayan mo'-k'u'-um "macaw nest" (MW, JG).[2]

Cf. Book of Mormon JACOM, CUMORAH, CUMENI, CUMENIHAH, KUMEN, KISHKUMEN, et al.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐣𐐄𐐗𐐊𐐣 (moʊkʌm)

Notes


  1. HALOT.
  2. Erik Boot, A Preliminary Classic Maya-English/English-Classic Maya Vocabulary of Hieroglyphic Readings (2002), 59; Cecil H. Brown and Soren Wichmann, "Proto-Mayan Syllable Nuclei," International Journal of American Linguistics 70/2 (2004): 177. The -um ending is attached to words dealing with birds.