FW: [b-hebrew] meaning of XWT

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Tue Oct 28 20:31:00 EST 2003


That’s an interesting theory. Only I wonder if XWT is one of those rare nouns that has a tau final and not just a construct form? In Tanakh it is never found except with a tau, so if the non-construct form has a hey, that would be in a cognate language. Well?

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>

> On 25/10/2003 09:10, Pastor Richard Bacon wrote:
> >HALOT says it (XWH) means a "tent city" or maybe an "army camp." XWT is
> >simply the construct form.
> >
> >  
> >
> BDB glosses "tent-village", and links with XIWWIY "Hivite". It is also 
> of course a homonym, even with the Masoretic pointing, of the name 
> XAWWAH = "Eve".
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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