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'''Etymology'''
 
'''Etymology'''
  
Until a possible language origin for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] can be determined, all suggestions for etymologies of [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names must remain more speculative than substantive.
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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, the onomasticon does offer etymologies for some [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names, especially if it is possible that some [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] names were translated into [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITE</small>]], or were otherwise related to one or more Semitic languages.
  
 
'''R<small>AMAH</small>''' is given in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/15.11?lang=eng#10 Ether 15:11] as the name of the hill where [[CORIANTUMR|C<small>ORIANTUMR</small>]] encamped before his final battle as well as the name of the place where [[MORMON|M<small>ORMON</small>]] hid the sacred records. Given the close association of the location with both events, the name '''R<small>AMAH</small>''' may well be of [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITE</small>]], rather than [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]], origin, and may be derived from the [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''rāmāh'', "elevation, height;" cf. [[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'']]. '''R<small>AMAH</small>''' was also called [[CUMORAH|C<small>UMORAH</small>]] by the [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITES</small>]] ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/6.6?lang=eng#5Mormon 6:6]; cf. [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/15.11?lang=eng#10 Ether 15:11]).
 
'''R<small>AMAH</small>''' is given in [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/15.11?lang=eng#10 Ether 15:11] as the name of the hill where [[CORIANTUMR|C<small>ORIANTUMR</small>]] encamped before his final battle as well as the name of the place where [[MORMON|M<small>ORMON</small>]] hid the sacred records. Given the close association of the location with both events, the name '''R<small>AMAH</small>''' may well be of [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITE</small>]], rather than [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]], origin, and may be derived from the [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''rāmāh'', "elevation, height;" cf. [[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'']]. '''R<small>AMAH</small>''' was also called [[CUMORAH|C<small>UMORAH</small>]] by the [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITES</small>]] ([http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/6.6?lang=eng#5Mormon 6:6]; cf. [http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/ether/15.11?lang=eng#10 Ether 15:11]).

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Lehite GN/Jaredite GN 1. JAREDITE/NEPHITE hill (Ether 15:11)

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, the onomasticon does offer etymologies for some JAREDITE names, especially if it is possible that some JAREDITE names were translated into NEPHITE, or were otherwise related to one or more Semitic languages.

RAMAH is given in Ether 15:11 as the name of the hill where CORIANTUMR encamped before his final battle as well as the name of the place where MORMON hid the sacred records. Given the close association of the location with both events, the name RAMAH may well be of NEPHITE, rather than JAREDITE, origin, and may be derived from the HEBREW rāmāh, "elevation, height;" cf. HALOT. RAMAH was also called CUMORAH by the NEPHITES (6:6; cf. Ether 15:11).

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐡𐐁𐐣𐐂 (reɪmɑː)

Notes