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'''Etymology'''
 
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Since this river passed through [[ZARAHEMLA|Z<small>ARAHEMLA</small>]], and [[ZARAHEMLA|Z<small>ARAHEMLA</small>]] was first settled by Mulekites, it is likely that this [[Geographical Name|GN]] is Mulekite. If it does derive from the biblical name for the Phoenician city '''S<small>IDON</small>''' (''ṣidon'', Phoenician ''ṣdn'', [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''ddwn3'', [[ASSYRIAN|A<small>SSYRIAN</small>]] ''ṣiduna''), as most commentaries suggest, this may denote the presence of Phoenician influence among the Mulekites.
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Since the Book of Mormon river '''S<small>IDON</small>''' passed through [[ZARAHEMLA|Z<small>ARAHEMLA</small>]], a city that was first settled by Mulekites, it is likely that this [[Geographical Name|GN]] is of Mulekite origin. If it does derive from the biblical name for the Phoenician city '''S<small>IDON</small>''' (''ṣidon'', Phoenician ''ṣdn'', [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] ''ddwn3'', [[ASSYRIAN|A<small>SSYRIAN</small>]] ''ṣiduna''), as most commentaries suggest, this may denote the presence of Phoenician influence among the Mulekites. [[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'']] notes that the “etymology [of the Phoenician [[Geographical Name|GN]] Sidon] is not absolutely certain."<ref>[[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'']]</ref> ''[[J. Hoftijzer, and K. Jongeling, Dictionary of the North-West Semitic Inscriptions. 2nd ed. HOSANE/HOSNME 21 Leiden/N.Y.: Brill, 2003.|DNWSI]]'' gives “unknown meaning” for ''ṣdn'', and “uncert[ain] meaning” for ''ṣd'', and has no entry for ''ṣwd''. It is possible that it may come from [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''ṣwd'', to catch, hunt, and if it does, -''ôn'' may be the fairly common nominalizing ending.  
  
[[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'']] states that the “etymology [of the Phoenician [[Geographical Name|GN]] is] not absolutely certain.” ''[[J. Hoftijzer, and K. Jongeling, Dictionary of the North-West Semitic Inscriptions. 2nd ed. HOSANE/HOSNME 21 Leiden/N.Y.: Brill, 2003.|DNWSI]]'' says “unknown meaning” for ''ṣdn'', and “uncert[ain] meaning” for ''ṣd'', and has no entry for ''ṣwd''. It is possible that it may come from [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] ''ṣwd'', to catch, hunt, and if it does, -''ôn'' may be the fairly common nominalizing ending.
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Rather less likely is the derivation of '''S<small>IDON</small>''' from Greek σουδαριον, “cloth to wipe off sweat” (Liddell and Scott) as in Luke 19:20 ([[King James Version|KJV]] “napkin”) ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).
 
 
Unlikely is the comparison with Greek σουδαριον, “cloth to wipe off sweat” (Liddell and Scott) as in Luke 19:20 ([[King James Version|KJV]] “napkin”) ([[Robert F. Smith|RFS]]).
 
  
 
Cf. Book of Mormon [[SIDOM|S<small>IDOM</small>]].
 
Cf. Book of Mormon [[SIDOM|S<small>IDOM</small>]].
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[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite GN]]
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Lehite GN]]
  

Revision as of 22:45, 24 November 2015

Lehite GN 1. River, ca. 87 BC (Alma 2:15,17,27,34,35; 3:3; 4:4; 6:7; 8:3; 16:6,7; 22:27,29; 43:27,32,35,39,40,41,50,51,53; 50:11; 56:25; Mormon 1:10)

Etymology

Since the Book of Mormon river SIDON passed through ZARAHEMLA, a city that was first settled by Mulekites, it is likely that this GN is of Mulekite origin. If it does derive from the biblical name for the Phoenician city SIDON (ṣidon, Phoenician ṣdn, EGYPTIAN ddwn3, ASSYRIAN ṣiduna), as most commentaries suggest, this may denote the presence of Phoenician influence among the Mulekites. HALOT notes that the “etymology [of the Phoenician GN Sidon] is not absolutely certain."[1] DNWSI gives “unknown meaning” for ṣdn, and “uncert[ain] meaning” for ṣd, and has no entry for ṣwd. It is possible that it may come from HEBREW ṣwd, to catch, hunt, and if it does, -ôn may be the fairly common nominalizing ending.

Rather less likely is the derivation of SIDON from Greek σουδαριον, “cloth to wipe off sweat” (Liddell and Scott) as in Luke 19:20 (KJV “napkin”) (RFS).

Cf. Book of Mormon SIDOM.

See also Sidon Variants

Variants

Sidom, Siden

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐝𐐌𐐔𐐊𐐤 (saɪdʌn)

Notes


  1. HALOT
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