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'''Etymology'''
 
'''Etymology'''
  
'''S<small>EBUS</small>''' may reflect a West Semitic root ''śbs'' “to gather, assemble (persons),” and could possibly mean “Place of Gathering” for '''S<small>EBUS</small>'''. The root appears as an Aramaic loan word in Neo-Babylonian texts as a verb (''us-sa-ab-bi-is'') and as an adjective (''su-ub-bu-su-tu'').<ref>''Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the Univ. of Chicago.'' (Chicago: Oriental Institute/Glückstadt: J. J. Augustin, 1956-2010) S 341, at ''subbusu''.  See also W. von Soden. ''Akkadisches Handwörterbuch. '' 3 vols, (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1965-1981), 1053, where it is translated as “be heaped together, to get together.”</ref>  This same root may be reflected in the hapax legomenon ''śbs'' in [http://lds.org/scriptures/ot/amos/5.11?lang=eng#10 Amos 5:11], where it apparently refers to the collecting of a grain payment.<ref>See Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner. ''The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament.'' 5 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1994) at שׂבס.</ref>  
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'''S<small>EBUS</small>''' may reflect a West Semitic root ''śbs'' “to gather, assemble (persons),” and could possibly mean “Place of Gathering” for '''S<small>EBUS</small>'''. The root appears as an Aramaic loan word in Neo-Babylonian texts as a verb (''us-sa-ab-bi-is'') and as an adjective (''su-ub-bu-su-tu'').<ref>[[Chicago Assyrian Dictionary = Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the Univ. of Chicago. Chicago: Oriental Institute/Glückstadt: J. J. Augustin, 1956-2010.|''Chicago Assyrian Dictionary'']] S 341, at ''subbusu''.  See also W. von Soden. ''Akkadisches Handwörterbuch. '' 3 vols, (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1965-1981), 1053, where it is translated as “be heaped together, to get together.”</ref>  This same root may be reflected in the hapax legomenon ''śbs'' in [http://lds.org/scriptures/ot/amos/5.11?lang=eng#10 Amos 5:11], where it apparently refers to the collecting of a grain payment.<ref>See Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner. ''The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament.'' 5 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1994) at שׂבס.</ref>  
  
 
Less likely is an [[EGYPTIAN(S)|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] etymology from ''*š-bs'', “lake of initiation” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]), because one would expect ''*Shebus'', rather than Book of Mormon '''S<small>EBUS</small>'''.
 
Less likely is an [[EGYPTIAN(S)|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] etymology from ''*š-bs'', “lake of initiation” ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]), because one would expect ''*Shebus'', rather than Book of Mormon '''S<small>EBUS</small>'''.

Revision as of 19:41, 26 January 2015

Lehite GN 1. “waters of” (Alma 17:34, 18:7, 19:20, 21 (x2)), “water of” (17:26), “the place

of water” for the flocks of King LAMONI in the land of ISHMAEL (Alma 17:26-32) during the early 1st century B.C.

Etymology

SEBUS may reflect a West Semitic root śbs “to gather, assemble (persons),” and could possibly mean “Place of Gathering” for SEBUS. The root appears as an Aramaic loan word in Neo-Babylonian texts as a verb (us-sa-ab-bi-is) and as an adjective (su-ub-bu-su-tu).[1] This same root may be reflected in the hapax legomenon śbs in Amos 5:11, where it apparently refers to the collecting of a grain payment.[2]

Less likely is an EGYPTIAN etymology from *š-bs, “lake of initiation” (RFS), because one would expect *Shebus, rather than Book of Mormon SEBUS.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐝𐐀𐐒𐐊𐐝 (siːbʌs)

Notes


  1. Chicago Assyrian Dictionary S 341, at subbusu. See also W. von Soden. Akkadisches Handwörterbuch. 3 vols, (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1965-1981), 1053, where it is translated as “be heaped together, to get together.”
  2. See Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner. The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 5 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1994) at שׂבס.