|Lehite GN||1.||“waters of” (Alma 17:34, 18:7, 19:20, 21 (x2)), “water of” (17:26), “the place|
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). 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.
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐝𐐀𐐒𐐊𐐝 (siːbʌs)
- 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.”
- See Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner. The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. 5 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1994) at שׂבס.