[b-hebrew] $PXH/M$PXH

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Mar 5 16:40:45 EST 2005


Thanks Karl (and all others who answered).

Yigal

> 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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