[b-hebrew] The islands

VC vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Tue Jun 8 14:39:22 EDT 2004


Yes, by default we take today's meanings as indicative of the ancient ones -
unless we can establish that there was a difference. But not to invoke that
differencee without any proof when it suits  our argument.\

Sincerely,

Vadim Cherny

> 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
> _________
>
> 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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