[b-hebrew] Synonym clusters or technical terms?
kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Jul 15 05:10:29 EDT 2004
You have touched on one of my pet peeves concerning Biblical Hebrew dictionarieswith few exceptions they dont try to differentiate between shades of meaning in their definitions. Yes, terms have a certain amount of overlap, some more than others, and through careful comparison of terms, one can usually recognize the differences.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Bowick" <bowick at idirect.com>
> I have been using Ken Penner's Flash!Pro software to learn vocabulary, and
> am learning a lot of words quickly. One of the things I have noticed is,
> based on the translations, there seem to be a few English words that have a
> number of Hebrew words. There are a number of Hebrew words that are
> translated 'turn' (with variations - 'turn back', ') and a large number that
> are translated 'cattle.' Especially in the latter case, the variety of
> Hebrew words for cattle, given their culture, would appear to reflect
> technical terms, and to have differentiated meanings. Is this the case or
> are they synonyms. To ask the question differently, to what extent do the
> sematic domains overlap?
> Thank you,
> James Bowick
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