[b-hebrew] The islands

VC vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Tue Jun 8 13:45:35 EDT 2004


I'm referring to the dictionaries of living Hebrew, like Shapiro or
Steinberg, not a Tanakhic dictionary with speculative interpretations
instead of the established meanings.

Sincerely,

Vadim Cherny

> >>>The translation of "coastland" is perfectly reasonable. However, can we
> >>>disregard the established meaning of the word and attach it the sense,
> >>>
> >>>
> >which
> >
> >
> >>>we think suits it better? This approach can lead as far away.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>HH: "Coastland" is a well-established meaning for the word.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Not in the conventional Hebrew dictionaries
> >
> >
> >
> I'm not sure what dictionaries you consider "conventional", but one of
> the best respected in English for nearly 100 years has been
> Brown-Driver-Briggs, and its gloss is "coast, region". If that's too
> modern for you, try Strong: "dry land, a coast, an island"; or Davidson:
> "habitable earth or land, coast, sea-coast, island".
>
> --
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
>
>




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