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by Isaac Fried
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book of Esther
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Book of Esther

These are not "suffixes and prefixes", but rather
אביאל = אב-היא-אל
אליאב = אל-היא-אב

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Throat - מלקוח
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Throat - מלקוח

דבק DBQ, 'glue', is a variant of דפק DPQ, 'knock, beat, bang', and also of ספק SPQ, 'clap', ספג SPG, 'absorb', and זוג ZWG, 'pair'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Throat - מלקוח
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Throat - מלקוח

מַלְקוֹחַ = מה-לקוֹח = מה-לק-הוּא-ח is from the root לקח LQX, 'take', related to the roots לחך and לקק , and means 'what is taken in war', as in Nu. 31:12 אֶת הַשְּׁבִי וְאֶת הַמַּלְקוֹחַ וְאֶת הַשָּׁלָל KJV: "the captives, and the prey, and the spoil" Also from this root: מֶלְקָחַיִם , '...
by Isaac Fried
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Israel
Replies: 11
Views: 107

Re: Israel

This book should be of interest:
Isaac Taylor: Words And Places Or Etymological Illustration Of History, Ethnology And Geography.
Chapter 5, The Phoenicians.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Israel
Replies: 11
Views: 107

Re: Israel

Not to forget the city name Barcelona that is thought to come from the "Punic" ברך BARAK, 'bless' (nothing to do though with בֶּרֶךְ BEREK, 'knee').

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Israel
Replies: 11
Views: 107

Re: Israel

Yes! over = ob-er = up-er, with "up" corresponding to the Hebrew עב and עף. Compare "upon" and "open".

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Israel
Replies: 11
Views: 107

Re: Israel

You are right that the Hebrew בְּרֵכָה BRECHA, 'pool', is related to the Yiddish broch, 'calamity', from the German brechen, 'break', further related to the English brook.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Israel
Replies: 11
Views: 107

Re: Israel

A Hebrew name is not a Hebrew word, and hence שריאל is not שרי-אל, my master is god (אל), but rather שר-היא‫-‬אל, methinks.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nimrod
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Nimrod

שניר is possibly שן-הר

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nimrod
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Nimrod

The river name Barada is possibly a variant of [heb]פרת[/heb] Prath, possibly further related to פרץ PRAC, 'gushing'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

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