|Jaredite PN||1.||King, son of SHEZ (Ether 1:23, 24; 10:4 (x2), 5, 8, 9)|
Likely with Sumerian rib “surpassing, outstanding, massive; strong.”
The -LIAN- element (as for -REAN- in IRREANTUM) might be derived from the Semitic root rwy “abundant waters,” with the nominalizing affix -n. In such an instance, the -r- following a bilabial plosive would perforce change to an -l-. Cf. Tupliaš River (Akkadian) = Duweirig.
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐡𐐆𐐑𐐢𐐈𐐗𐐆𐐟 (rɪplækɪʃ)
- ePennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.
- Bruce Metzger, ed., “Topical Index to the Bible,” 174, in his Exhaustive Concordance (NRSV) (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1991); cf. Arabic root rbl “fertile, abundant; crafty, cunning,” as in rîbala “cunning, crafty lion” (E. Lane, Arabic-English Lexicon, I:1022-1023).