[b-hebrew] $PZH/M$PXH

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Mar 2 13:34:57 EST 2005


Hi all,

Does anyone think that there might be a connection between the words $pxh (shifxah - a female slave or "handmaiden", more or less the same as "amah") and m$pxh (mishpaxah - an extended family, clan or phratry)? What is know about the etymology of the two words?

Thanks,

Yigal


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