[b-hebrew] Num 11: 5 khaw-tseer'

JP vd Giessen (FOL) janpieter at giessen.fol.nl
Wed Oct 4 01:48:38 EDT 2006

I have a problem with translating Numbers 11: 5: khaw-tseer' is translated as
"leek" (Allium porrum) in many translations, but in all other occurrencies it
is translated as "grass".
Is there any specific botanical background why this is "leek"? Could it be an
Egyptian loanword?

Jan Pieter van de Giessen

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