[b-hebrew] $PZH/M$PXH

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 2 17:42:42 EST 2005

     According to the BDB the possible etymological connection is the Arab. root S (sin) FX; one of its meanings is "to commit fornication". Its main meaning  is "to shed "(tears) or "to spill" (blood). 

Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:2
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?


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