NIMROD

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‡NIMROD

Jaredite GN & PN	1. Old World valley named after Nimrod, the hunter (Ether 2:1, 4)
			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).

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), 
that on the pattern of Ugaritic ibrd, “the bull of Hadd,” Nimrod should be nmrd, “the panther of Hadd” (JAT, BU).