[b-hebrew] The islands

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Tue Jun 8 14:39:26 EDT 2004


So the translator of Nieszche's "The Gay Science" was speaking of
homosexuality?  If we are to take today's meanings as being normative for
previous writings, this must be the case.

gfsomsel
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On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 20:45:35 +0300 "VC" <vadim_lv at center-tv.net> writes:
> 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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