QANATOS (separation)

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Fri Jan 11 16:33:05 EST 2002

At 1:09 PM -0800 1/11/02, waldo slusher wrote:
>I have read often where "death" in the bible refers to
>Is this true? If so, is the root somehow related to
>"separation" ?
>This seems more like an etymology question, and if
>these kind of questions are not apropos here, please
>kindly disregard.

There is nothing in the verbal root QNH/QAN (verb QNHiSKW, noun QANATOS)
that implies anything about the nature of death; there are, of course,
conceptions of what QANATOS is ranging across a whole spectrum of notions
but these have nothing to do with the Greek root itself.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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