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'''NIMROD''' is a [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] GN and PN that may be Semitic in origin: cf. Hebrew ''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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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 in mind, etymologies for some Jaredite names may be suggested, especially if it is possible taht some Jaredite name were translated into Nephite, or were otherwise related to one or more derived from a Semitic root.
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'''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 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> However, 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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Latest revision as of 20:28, 21 January 2016

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. With that caveat in mind, etymologies for some Jaredite names may be suggested, especially if it is possible taht some Jaredite name were translated into Nephite, or were otherwise related to one or more derived from a Semitic root.

NIMROD is a JAREDITE GN and PN that 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.”[1] However, 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.[2] Given that biblical NIMROD lived before the age of the Patriarchs, it is possible that the biblical name is not West Semitic in origin.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐤𐐆𐐣𐐡𐐉𐐔 (nɪmrɒd)

Notes


  1. HALOT.
  2. HALOT.
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