From Book of Mormon Onomasticon
Revision as of 01:09, 16 September 2011 by Jlg66
|Lehite GN||1.||City which sank into the sea, ca. 30 AD (3 Nephi 9:7)|
Cf. Hebrew maqōm, “place, station, town, village” = Arabic maqām, also known from Syriac, Ethiopic and Phoenician with the same meaning (RFS, JAT, JH).
Perhaps from Mayan mo'-k'u'-um "macaw nest" (MW, JG).
- 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.