|Brass Plates PN||1.||Old World Prophet (1 Nephi 19:10, 12, 16; Jacob 5:1; 6:1; Alma 33:3, 13, 15; 34:7; Helaman 8:19; 15:11; 3 Nephi 10:16)|
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Cf. Greek PN ze-nos, meaning “guest, host, stranger, ally, hireling” (RFS, JH). The word corresponds to HEBREW za-r, ge-r, “stranger, sojourner, resident alien,” befitting of, e.g., the Levites who had no tribal allotment. Smith suggests that ZENOS/Zenoz is a JOSEPHITE of the preExilic period, possibly resident in a Greek speaking area (Greece, Aegean, Asia Minor). Cf. also Greek PN zenas, contraction of ze-nodôros. ”gift of Zeus” (RFS).
Cf. sonaan and saʾanaan, related to the word for “flock.” Could possibly be the Greek name Zeno with masc. ending os. Carlton, J. A.
See also Zenos Variants
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐞𐐀𐐤𐐊𐐝 (ziːnʌs)