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|Jaredite PN||1.||JAREDITE valley name (Ether 2:1, 4)|
|Jaredite GN||2.||JAREDITE ruler (Ether 7:22 (x2))|
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. 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.”
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐤𐐆𐐣𐐡𐐉𐐔 (nɪmrɒd)