Jerusalem, definitions

Numberup at Numberup at
Wed Sep 8 15:54:33 EDT 1999

Yes, the letter is "sadh" in Arabic; Hebrew  and  Aramaic "tsadhe/tsade."
Classically, Egypt is "misr."  Dialectically....

Solomon Landers
Memra Institute for Biblical Research

peter_kirk at wrote:

> Sorry, I was misled by the Turkish and Azerbaijani forms which are
> indeed "Misir", and are derived from the Arabic but apparently with a
> small change. But the point still holds that the Arabic form is from
> the root MCR. I guess that the s in "Misra" is an emphasised
> (pharyngealised) form (the one often transliterated with a dot
> underneath) corresponding to the Hebrew Tsade - can anyone confirm
> that?
> Peter Kirk

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