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As in the previous name, biblical ''ʾōn'', “strength, wealth,” from which several biblical GNs and PNs are formed, may comprise the first element. If the Book of Mormon suffix  
 
As in the previous name, biblical ''ʾōn'', “strength, wealth,” from which several biblical GNs and PNs are formed, may comprise the first element. If the Book of Mormon suffix  
''-ihah'' is really the divine name, then the possibliity ''ʾōn-yhh'', “(my) strength is Yah” (RFS) is the only serious suggestion which can be entertained here (JAT).
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''-ihah'' is really the divine name, then the possibliity ''ʾōn-yhh'', “(my) strength is Yah” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]) is the only serious suggestion which can be entertained here ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]).
  
 
Other possibilities include the root ''ʾnḥ'', “to sigh, groan,” in the Qal f.s. participle, though this is an odd placename, unless some story goes with it (JH). Hebrew ''ʾonīyāh'', “ship,”  
 
Other possibilities include the root ''ʾnḥ'', “to sigh, groan,” in the Qal f.s. participle, though this is an odd placename, unless some story goes with it (JH). Hebrew ''ʾonīyāh'', “ship,”  
 
is unlikely as the name of a city (JH). Also unlikely is the Hebrew root ''ʿnh'' (''*ʿny''), “to be poor” and in the noun form ''ʿonî'' “poverty” (JH), because the verbal noun, found in several  
 
is unlikely as the name of a city (JH). Also unlikely is the Hebrew root ''ʿnh'' (''*ʿny''), “to be poor” and in the noun form ''ʿonî'' “poverty” (JH), because the verbal noun, found in several  
biblical passages, is actually ''*ʿanāwāh'' (JAT).
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biblical passages, is actually ''*ʿanāwāh'' ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]).
  
Perhaps [[EGYPTIAN(S)|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''*iwn-iḥ3'', “pillar of battle” (''iḥ3'' being a variant of ''ʿḥ3'') is possible (RFS).
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Perhaps [[EGYPTIAN(S)|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''*iwn-iḥ3'', “pillar of battle” (''iḥ3'' being a variant of ''ʿḥ3'') is possible ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).
  
 
Cf. Book of Mormon [[ONIDAH|O<small>NIDAH</small>]], [[ORIHAH|O<small>RIHAH</small>]], [[AHAH|A<small>HAH</small>]], [[MORONIHAH|M<small>ORONIHAH</small>]], [[NEPHIHAH|N<small>EPHIHAH</small>]], [[AMMONIHAH|A<small>MMONIHAH</small>]]
 
Cf. Book of Mormon [[ONIDAH|O<small>NIDAH</small>]], [[ORIHAH|O<small>RIHAH</small>]], [[AHAH|A<small>HAH</small>]], [[MORONIHAH|M<small>ORONIHAH</small>]], [[NEPHIHAH|N<small>EPHIHAH</small>]], [[AMMONIHAH|A<small>MMONIHAH</small>]]

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Lehite GN 1. City, covered by water ca. 30 AD (3 Nephi 9:7)

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Etymology

As in the previous name, biblical ʾōn, “strength, wealth,” from which several biblical GNs and PNs are formed, may comprise the first element. If the Book of Mormon suffix -ihah is really the divine name, then the possibliity ʾōn-yhh, “(my) strength is Yah” (RFS) is the only serious suggestion which can be entertained here (JAT).

Other possibilities include the root ʾnḥ, “to sigh, groan,” in the Qal f.s. participle, though this is an odd placename, unless some story goes with it (JH). Hebrew ʾonīyāh, “ship,” is unlikely as the name of a city (JH). Also unlikely is the Hebrew root ʿnh (*ʿny), “to be poor” and in the noun form ʿonî “poverty” (JH), because the verbal noun, found in several biblical passages, is actually *ʿanāwāh (JAT).

Perhaps EGYPTIAN *iwn-iḥ3, “pillar of battle” (iḥ3 being a variant of ʿḥ3) is possible (RFS).

Cf. Book of Mormon ONIDAH, ORIHAH, AHAH, MORONIHAH, NEPHIHAH, AMMONIHAH

Variants

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Notes