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'''Etymology'''
 
'''Etymology'''
  
Until possible language affinities for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names must remain more speculative than substantive. With that caveat, the onomasticon does offer etymologies for some [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names, especially if it is possible that some [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names were translated into [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITE</small>]], or were otherwise related to one or more Semitic languages.
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Until possible language affinities for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names must remain more speculative than substantive.
  
'''N<small>IMROD</small>''' is a [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] [[Geographical Name|GN]] and [[Personal Name|PN]] that may be Semitic in origin: cf. [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''marad'' "to rebel"; Arabic ''marada'' "to be bold and audacious in acts of rebellion and disobedience"; Geez ''marada'' "to run strenuously; to attack."
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'''N<small>IMROD</small>''' is a [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] [[Geographical Name|GN]] and [[Personal Name|PN]]. The biblical [[Personal Name|PN]] '''N<small>IMROD</small>''' is not given a [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] etymology in [[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'']]. Instead, it is suggested that the name derives from the Assyrian [[Divine Name|DN]] ''Ninurta''.<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> Given that biblical '''N<small>IMROD</small>''' lived before the age of the Patriarchs, it is possible that the biblical name is not West Semitic in origin.
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'''N<small>IMROD</small>''', however, may be Semitic in origin: cf. [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]], ''marad'' “to rebell”; Arab. ''marada'' “to be bold and audacious in acts of rebellion and disobedience”; Geez ''marada'' “to run strenuously; to attack.”<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>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:26, 22 September 2015

Jaredite PN 1. JAREDITE valley name (Ether 2:1, 4)
Jaredite GN 2. JAREDITE ruler (Ether 7:22 (x2))

Etymology

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

NIMROD is a JAREDITE GN and PN. The biblical PN NIMROD is not given a HEBREW etymology in HALOT. Instead, it is suggested that the name derives from the Assyrian DN Ninurta.[1] Given that biblical NIMROD lived before the age of the Patriarchs, it is possible that the biblical name is not West Semitic in origin.

NIMROD, however, may be Semitic in origin: cf. HEBREW, marad “to rebell”; Arab. marada “to be bold and audacious in acts of rebellion and disobedience”; Geez marada “to run strenuously; to attack.”[2]

RFS

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐤𐐆𐐣𐐡𐐉𐐔 (nɪmrɒd)

Notes


  1. HALOT.
  2. HALOT.