Ruth 2:1 KAI THi NWEMIN ANHR GNWRIMOS TWi ANDRI AUTHS

John MacLauchlan johnmcl at benlakeland.compulink.co.uk
Tue Jan 8 04:12:35 EST 2002


Carl,

> NWEMIN (Naomi--and how that got
> to be the Greek for it, I have no idea)

The first syllable is uncontroversial and directly represents the 
Hebrew, reading qamets hatuph in the pointed text. The final syllable 
adds a nu because of the following vowel. The middle syllable quite 
closely represents the 'uh' sound probably associated with 'ayin in the 
consonantal text, and is far better than the emphasised 'O' of the 
English transliteration, even working from the reduced vowel of the 
pointed version.

John MacLauchlan








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