Marathon, Semitic name?

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Isaac Fried
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Marathon, Semitic name?

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Now that we have had yesterday the annual Boston Marathon, I recall what I have suggested before, namely, that Marathon is possibly the Hebrew מר-אתוֹן, מר-אדוֹן being worshiped there. Compare Athena, which I suspect is our אתנה or אדנה, corresponding to the Hebrew דן (or אדן) and דינה (or אדינה.)
Recall also the Norse god Odin (of which the day name Wednesday), which is possibly the Eastern אדוֹן.
The Persian name מרדכי is possibly מר-עד-חי, the eternal master.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
Isaac Fried
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Re: Marathon, Semitic name?

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I recall also the woman name מרתא = מר-אתה Martha.

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Saboi

Re: Marathon, Semitic name?

Post by Saboi »

Marathon comes from μάραθον (Marathon), originally μάραθρον (Marathron) defined as "Fennel" , a green yellow perennial herb.

- רעננה "Green"
- פרח "blossom"
- שרש "Root"
- ירק דשא "Green herb"
- נטע "plant"
- נצץ, ציץ "blossom"
- עשב "herb"
- יער "wild"
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