ANTIONUM

Nephite PN & GN 1. General, ca. 385 AD (Mormon 6:14)
2. ZORAMITE land, ca. 75 BC (Alma 31:3; 43:5, 15, 22)

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Etymology

The name of the city may derive from the gold ANTION (Alma 11:19), the most valuable unit of NEPHITE money. There is an old East Semitic terminative adverbial ending, -um, which acts like the prepositions “at, in,” and indicates location. (The old East Semitic locative adverbial ending -iš is reflected in HEBREW as -ה, -ah, and indicates motion toward.)

It is a fitting name for the ZORAMITE city of pride and wealth (Alma 31:3ff) and may be an example of metonymy. See the discussion of the name ZEEZROM. (GCT)

Possible is EGYPTIAN ntywnm, “(he) who exists there (in paradise or heaven),” inasmuch as this commander of 10,000 died at the hill CUMORAH under MORMON’s command. Cf. ntyms3.f, name of two pharaohs of Dynasty VI. (RFS)

Cf. Book of Mormon ONTI(ES), ANI-ANTI, ANTIOMNO, ANTION, ANTIONAH, ANTIPARAH, ANTIPAS, ANTIPUS, ANTUM, ANTI-NEPHI-LEHI

See also Antionum Variant

Variants

Antionam

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐈𐐤𐐓𐐆𐐄𐐤𐐊𐐣 (æntɪoʊnʌm)

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