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|[[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] valley name ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/2.1,%204?lang=eng#primary Ether 2:1, 4])
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|'''[[:Category:Jaredite GN|Jaredite GN]]'''
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|[[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] ruler ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/7.22?lang=eng#21 Ether 7:22 (x2)])
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Jaredite GN & PN 1. Old World valley named after Nimrod, the hunter (Ether 2:1, 4)
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'''Etymology'''
2. Prince (Ether 7:22)
 
  
For the etymology see the standard biblical commentaries.106 The name is also equated in the Bible with the land of Assyria (Micah 5:6).
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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.
  
Some would like to see possibly a variant of Nimrah and thus connect this name with leonid names (BU, NPSEHA 150.0 [Aug. 1982]), citing Dahood (in Pettinato Archives, p. 277),  
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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.
that on the pattern of Ugaritic ibrd, “the bull of Hadd,” Nimrod should be nmrd, “the panther of Hadd” (JAT, BU).
 
  
106 For an LDS discussion of the biblical Nimrod (including etymologies of the name), see Bruce W. Warren and John A. Tvedtnes, “In Search of Historic Nimrod,” NPSEHA, No. 155
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'''Variants'''
(Nov. 1983), and Warren's earlier article, “Nimrod and his Times,” UAS Newsletter, No. 16 (Dec. 1953).
 
  
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'''[[Deseret Alphabet]]:''' 𐐤𐐆𐐣𐐡𐐉𐐔 (nɪmrɒd)
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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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