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Meaning of the Word "Mormon"
|Title||Meaning of the Word "Mormon"|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1927|
|Date Published||March 1927|
|Keywords||Language - Egyptian; Linguistic Analysis; Linguistics; Onomastics|
This article quotes Joseph Smith’s statement that “Mormon” means “more good,” or, in other words, “better.” The first syllable is English, the second is Egyptian. The “good” in the name is related to the gospel as good news. Several native American languages have superlatives that translate “more good.”
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