[b-hebrew] enesh Gesenius

Philip Engmann phil-eng at ighmail.com
Sun Sep 21 10:00:28 EDT 2003


Gesenius[1]  defines wn at xe ('enesh) as "a primitive word, in singular
not used, signifying A MAN, vir, hence  homo, man in general. The
Hebrews used for it the contracted and softer form, wyxi ('ish).
(compare Greek eiV for enV, gen. enoV), a man, vir, also the prolonged
form wOnx< ('enowsh) homo. From the primary form is the feminine hw.Axi
('ishah) for hwAn4xi ('inshah), and plural Mywin!x3 ('anashim).
The signification of sickness and disease which is found in the root
wn1xA ('anash), is taken from another source (from the theme wn)
altogether foreign to this noun as a root".
 
 
Can anyone comment on the last paragraph?
"The signification of sickness and disease which is found in the root
wn1xA ('anash), is taken from another source [from the theme wn (nsh)]
altogether foreign to this noun as a root".
 

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[1] H. W. F. Gesenius, Gesenius's Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old
Testament, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1979. Page 66,
Section 606.
 



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