Davka, was [b-hebrew] Amalekites!

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Aug 14 18:55:42 EDT 2004


Karl,

"Davka" is spelled Dalet-Vav-Qoph-Aleph -  DWQ), not with a Bet. Anyway, the
word in Gen. 2:24, Davaq (DBQ), means "to adhere" or "to stick". How is this
like the meaning of Davka?

Davqa seems to come from the root "DYQ", which does not exist in the Tanakh
(a Dayeq in the Tanakh is a siege-wall), but which in rabbinic Hebrew and
Aramaic means "to be precise".

Yigal
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: Davka, was [b-hebrew] Amalekites!


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
>
> > On 13/08/2004 13:24, Shoshanna Walker wrote:
> >
> > > ...
> > > That is not true at all.  Some Jews may have forgotten, but most of
> > > the Jews I know, know without a doubt that the Torah (written and
> > > oral) contains within it all knowledge, past present and future, and
> > > that the law it contains is DAVKA for the purpose of connecting
> > > ourselves with that holiness.
> >
> >
> > For the benefit of us goyim (= non-Jews), what exactly is DAVKA? The
> > word is familiar to me only as the name of a Hebrew word processing
package.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Peter Kirk
> > peter at qaya.org (personal)
> > peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> > http://www.qaya.org/
>
> Peter:
>
> Don't you recognize the word DBQ, used as a verb in Genesis 2:24?
>
> Looks like the Yiddish hasn't changed the meaning much.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
> --
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