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