[b-hebrew] Karnaim

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Nov 10 08:19:22 EST 2004


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
To: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Karnaim


> On 10/11/2004 03:13, Shoshanna Walker wrote:
> 
> > Uh - no, Marianne
> >
> > Karnei is not the plural of rays - it is the plural of rays "OF" 
> > something, ie: light
> >
> > The plural of rays by itself is karnaim.
> >
> > Rays OF something (ie light) = karnei - something
> >
> > Rays alone = karnaim
> >
> Shoshanna, I am a bit confused, because surely both qarnaim and qarne 
> are dual forms - which are of course commonly used for "horns" which 
> come in pairs. The plural is qeranot, construct qarnot, and is used in 
> the Bible. But is the dual in fact used as a more general plural when 
> the meaning is "rays"?
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kirk

"Qarnei" is the construct of the dual qarnaim. 

Yigal




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