[b-hebrew] Psalm 22:16 - daqar as pierced ?

sujata shevaroys at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 1 14:01:24 EDT 2006

  Thank you. Is there any other example of such usage of the word "dig/dug" in Hebrew?

Peter Kirk <peter at qaya.org> wrote:
  On 01/10/2006 18:28, sujata wrote:
> I have never seen "dug" used to describe an attack by either lions or dogs. Are there any examples of such usage in English? I am also unable to visualize an animal digging a person's hands or feet. Is this a uniquely Hebrew way of describing an animal attack?
This is of course not an English expression, but a Hebrew one. In 
English we might say "mauled", with much the same meaning. For, as Karl 
just wrote:
> It is rare that the semantic domain of a word in one language has the exact semantic domain of a corresponding word in another language. ... Sometimes a translator will use terms that seem unrelated to the terms used in the original text in order to get the meaning across in a fluid, readable manner while a literal translation may not make sense in the target language.

Peter Kirk
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