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TitleWhat’s in a Word? Etymology!
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsHallen, Cynthia L.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination105-107, 120
Type of ArticleWhat's in a Word?
KeywordsEtymology; Heart; Metaphor; Scripture Study

Scriptural records are important in preserving the words of prophets as well as the language of our ancestors. An etymological study of the important words in scriptures can link us to the thoughts and feelings of people who lived in the past. An example is the word heart, which has meaning both as an essential body part and as a metaphor for one’s thoughts and feelings.