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TitleWhat’s in a Name? The Name Cumorah
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHoskisson, Paul Y.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination158-160, 174-175
Type of ArticleWhat's in a Name?
KeywordsEtymology; Hill Cumorah (New York); Onomastics

Unlike the case of some place-names in the Book of Mormon, the book does not explain how the land and the hill Cumorah received their designation in the Nephite record. The name Cumorah lends itself to several possible etymological explanations, which Hoskisson discusses in this article.