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The [[Personal Name|PN]] '''T<small>EOMNER</small>''' may be composed of the elements '''TE-''' and [[OMNER|O<small>MNER</small>]], a Book of Mormon [[Personal Name|PN]] and a [[Geographical Name|GN]] that occurs in the period after the Nephite/Mulekite unification. The initial element '''TE-''' of the [[Personal Name|PN]] '''T<small>EOMNER</small>''' may be a Mulekite dialect rendering of the demonstrative m.s. pronoun, which in Hebrew is ''zēh'', in Aramaic ''dā'' and in Ugaritic ''dū'', thus producing the meaning, “He of/The one of/From [[OMNER|O<small>MNER</small>]].”
  
If the ''te''- comes from the demonstrative pronoun,<ref>See the discussion under [[TEANCUM|T<small>EANCUM</small>]].</ref> the name would mean, “The one of/from Omner,” “[[OMNER|O<small>MNER</small>]]" being a Book of Mormon [[Personal Name|PN]] and a [[Geographical Name|GN]] in the period
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Alternatively, '''T<small>EOMNER</small>''' may derive from the Hebrew elements  ''ṭʿm'', “to perceive” and ''nēr'', “light,” yielding a possible meaning, “Perceive the Light,” with ''light'' being a theophoric element.  
after the Nephite/Mulekite unification.  
 
  
Perhaps ''tʿmn'' or ''tʾmn'', or ''tʿm''+''nr'' or ''tʾm''+''nr''.
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In addition to [[OMNER|O<small>MNER</small>]], [[COMNOR|C<small>OMNOR</small>]] also appears as a name in the Book of Mormon, suggesting ''om''+''ner'' and ''com''+''nor'' (where both ''om/am'' and ''ner/nor'' have been posited as morphemes in Book of Mormon names, based on still further examples) ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]).
Further separation of the elements involved has been proposed. In addition to [[OMNER|O<small>MNER</small>]], [[COMNOR|C<small>OMNOR</small>]] also appears as a name in the Book of Mormon, suggesting ''Om'' + ''ner'' and
 
''Com'' + ''nor'' (where both ''om''/''am'' and ''ner''/''nor'' have been posited as morphemes in Book of Mormon names, based on still further examples) ([[John A. Tvedtnes|JAT]]).
 
  
Possible is an [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPTIAN</small>]] etymology from the [[Personal Name|PN]] Teumman, an easterner living in [[EGYPT|E<small>GYPT</small>]] (''[[Hugh W. Nibley, Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the Modern World. 1st ed. SLC: Deseret Book, 1967.; 2nd ed. CWHN 7. SLC: FARMS/Deseret, 1988.|SC]]'', 194).
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It is also possible that the [[Personal Name|PN]] '''T<small>EOMNER</small>''' is related to the Egyptian [[Personal Name|PN]] Teumman, an easterner living in Egypt.<ref>Hugh W. Nibley, ''Since Cumorah'', ed. John W. Welch, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book/Provo, UT: FARMS, 1988), 194.</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:39, 29 September 2015

Lehite PN 1. Military officer, ca. 63 BC (Alma 58:16, 19, 20, 23)

Etymology

The PN TEOMNER may be composed of the elements TE- and OMNER, a Book of Mormon PN and a GN that occurs in the period after the Nephite/Mulekite unification. The initial element TE- of the PN TEOMNER may be a Mulekite dialect rendering of the demonstrative m.s. pronoun, which in Hebrew is zēh, in Aramaic and in Ugaritic , thus producing the meaning, “He of/The one of/From OMNER.”

Alternatively, TEOMNER may derive from the Hebrew elements ṭʿm, “to perceive” and nēr, “light,” yielding a possible meaning, “Perceive the Light,” with light being a theophoric element.

In addition to OMNER, COMNOR also appears as a name in the Book of Mormon, suggesting om+ner and com+nor (where both om/am and ner/nor have been posited as morphemes in Book of Mormon names, based on still further examples) (JAT).

It is also possible that the PN TEOMNER is related to the Egyptian PN Teumman, an easterner living in Egypt.[1]

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐓𐐀𐐉𐐣𐐤𐐇𐐡 (tiːɒmnɛr)

Notes


  1. Hugh W. Nibley, Since Cumorah, ed. John W. Welch, Collected Works of Hugh Nibley (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book/Provo, UT: FARMS, 1988), 194.