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|King, son of [[ETHEM|E<small>THEM</small>]] ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/1.7,%208?lang=eng#6 Ether 1:7, 8]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/11.14,%2015,%2016,%2018?lang=eng#13 11:14 (x3), 15, 16, 18 (x2)])
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|[[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small> king, son of [[ETHEM|E<small>THEM</small>]] ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/1.7,%208?lang=eng#6 Ether 1:7, 8]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/11.14,%2015,%2016,%2018?lang=eng#13 11:14 (x3), 15, 16, 18 (x2)])
 
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|Land on northern border of [[DESOLATION|D<small>ESOLATION</small>]] by narrow neck of land, also a city ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/7.5,%206?lang=eng#4 Ether 7:5, 6]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/14.6,%2011?lang=eng#5 14:6, 11])
 
|Land on northern border of [[DESOLATION|D<small>ESOLATION</small>]] by narrow neck of land, also a city ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/7.5,%206?lang=eng#4 Ether 7:5, 6]; [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/14.6,%2011?lang=eng#5 14:6, 11])
 
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'''This entry is not finished'''
 
  
 
'''Etymology'''
 
'''Etymology'''
 
No etymology is suggested.
 
  
 
Until a possible language origin for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names must remain more speculative than substantive.
 
Until a possible language origin for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names must remain more speculative than substantive.
  
If biblical GNs may be appealed to, there are two Palestinian placenames resembling '''MORON''', Talmudic Meron, a city in Upper [[GALILEE|G<small>ALILEE</small>]]. ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]), and the biblical GN ''*mēronōt'', known only from the gentilic ''mēronotī'' ([http://scriptures.lds.org/en/1_chr/27/30#30 1 Chronicles 27:30] and [http://scriptures.lds.org/en/neh/3/7#7 Nehemiah 3:7]) ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]).
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Although the origin and etymology of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names are quite uncertain, some suggestions might be made. If '''M<small>ORON</small>''' is from a Semitic root, it may be from the West Semitic ''mrʾ'', "lord," with the attenuation (sofenting) of the aleph, as in ''mrn'', "our lord," in Hatrean texts. If biblical GNs may be appealed to, there are two Palestinian place-names resembling '''M<small>ORON</small>''', the Talmudic Meron, a city in Upper Galilee, and the biblical GN *<i>mēronōt</i>, known only from the gentilic ''mēronotī'' ([https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/1-chr/27.30?lang=eng#29 1 Chronicles 27:30] and [https://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/neh/3.7?lang=eng#6 Nehemiah 3:7]) Somewhat less likely is a hypocoristicon "(my) lord," from Aramaic ''marōn'', "lord," plus the 1c.s. possessive suffix or hypocoristic ending, or a derivation from the [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small> ''marōn'', "rebellion," attested in the Mishnaic dialect.
 
 
Other suggestions include both Semitic and [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] possibilities: from the root Semitic ''mrr'', “bitter” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]); from Ugaritic ''*mrr'', “strengthen, bless, command” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]); or from [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''*mr.mr.n'', “our beloved, our friend” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).
 
 
 
Much less likely are the suggestions from West Semitic ''mrʾ'', “to command; commander” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]), because the aleph cannot be accounted for; from Ugaritic ''mryn'', a type of warrior ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]), because the yod cannot be accounted for; from Ugaritic ''mrr'', “to strengthen, bless” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]), because the second ''r'' cannot be accounted for; and from Aramaic ''marana'', “our Lord, the land of our Lord” ([[George Reynolds|Reynolds]], Commentary on the Book of Mormon, VI, p. 38), because the second ''m'' in [[MORMON|M<small>ORMON</small>]] is not accounted for.
 
  
 
Cf. Book of Mormon [[MORONI|M<small>ORONI</small>]], [[AMARON|A<small>MARON</small>]], [[AMMORON|A<small>MMORON</small>]], [[AMORON|A<small>MORON</small>]], [[EMRON|E<small>MRON</small>]], [[MORONIHAH|M<small>ORONIHAH</small>]], [[MORMON|M<small>ORMON</small>]], [[MORIANTON|M<small>ORIANTON</small>]], [[MORIANTUM|M<small>ORIANTUM</small>]], et al.
 
Cf. Book of Mormon [[MORONI|M<small>ORONI</small>]], [[AMARON|A<small>MARON</small>]], [[AMMORON|A<small>MMORON</small>]], [[AMORON|A<small>MORON</small>]], [[EMRON|E<small>MRON</small>]], [[MORONIHAH|M<small>ORONIHAH</small>]], [[MORMON|M<small>ORMON</small>]], [[MORIANTON|M<small>ORIANTON</small>]], [[MORIANTUM|M<small>ORIANTUM</small>]], et al.

Revision as of 02:01, 13 December 2013

Jaredite PN 1. [[JAREDITES|JAREDITE king, son of ETHEM (Ether 1:7, 8; 11:14 (x3), 15, 16, 18 (x2))
Jaredite GN 2. Land on northern border of DESOLATION by narrow neck of land, also a city (Ether 7:5, 6; 14:6, 11)

Etymology

Until a possible language origin for JAREDITE can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of JAREDITE names must remain more speculative than substantive.

Although the origin and etymology of JAREDITE names are quite uncertain, some suggestions might be made. If MORON is from a Semitic root, it may be from the West Semitic mrʾ, "lord," with the attenuation (sofenting) of the aleph, as in mrn, "our lord," in Hatrean texts. If biblical GNs may be appealed to, there are two Palestinian place-names resembling MORON, the Talmudic Meron, a city in Upper Galilee, and the biblical GN *mēronōt, known only from the gentilic mēronotī (1 Chronicles 27:30 and Nehemiah 3:7) Somewhat less likely is a hypocoristicon "(my) lord," from Aramaic marōn, "lord," plus the 1c.s. possessive suffix or hypocoristic ending, or a derivation from the [[HEBREW|HEBREW marōn, "rebellion," attested in the Mishnaic dialect.

Cf. Book of Mormon MORONI, AMARON, AMMORON, AMORON, EMRON, MORONIHAH, MORMON, MORIANTON, MORIANTUM, et al.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐣𐐄𐐡𐐊𐐤 (moʊrʌn), 𐐣𐐃𐐡𐐊𐐤 (mɔːrʌn)

Notes