kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Mar 5 01:40:28 EST 2005
Lisowski listed them as being from the same root, but doesn't hazard a definition for the unused root. It would make sense if the root has something to do with family or household life, but that is just a guess.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> Hi all,
> Does anyone think that there might be a connection between the
> words $pxh (shifxah - a female slave or "handmaiden", more or less
> the same as "amah") and m$pxh (mishpaxah - an extended family, clan
> or phratry)? What is know about the etymology of the two words?
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