What did Elijah hear at Horeb?

Trevor Peterson 06PETERSON at cua.edu
Sat Jun 22 14:25:20 EDT 2002


>===== Original Message From Alastair Haines <haines at alastairs.com> =====
>Are there modern Hebrew or Arabic words like "Demamah" and "Daqqah"?

According to HALOT, Middle Hebrew has damam "to be silent, to speak under 
one's breath." Galilean Jewish Aramaic and Mandaic have dmdm, Arabic has 
damdama "to murmur," and Ethiopic has tadamama "to be stupefied." Middle 
Hebrew has daq "thin, fine," Ugaritic has dq "small," Akkadian has daqqu 
"tiny," Targum Aramaic, Samaritan, and Syriac have daqqiq and Arabic and 
Ethiopic daqiq "child."

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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