[b-hebrew] $PZH/M$PXH

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Mar 5 01:40:28 EST 2005


Lisowski listed them as being from the same root, but doesn't hazard a definition for the unused root. It would make sense if the root has something to do with family or household life, but that is just a guess.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>

> 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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