[b-hebrew] Dying, you will die Gen 2:17

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Apr 12 16:51:01 EDT 2007


Harold,

It appears to me that YASHAN, 'old' is but a variant of YESHNO,  
'exists'. Finding a "contrast" to this is not an easy matter, but in  
view of the apparent affinity of the roots GD$, XD$ and QD$, it seems  
that XADASH existentially means 'added'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 12, 2007, at 7:52 AM, Harold Holmyard wrote:

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> HH: It is true that the related verb can mean "renew" alongside "make
> new," but the adjective "chadash" regularly means "new" in contrast to
> "old." See some samples of the word below:
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard
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