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greifer at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 30 21:47:57 EDT 2007
Recently, someone on b-hebrew said that almah meant virgin because its root
comes from a verb that means to be hidden , and virgins were hidden. What
about the word olam ? Does it also come from "hidden"?
Also, I read on an internet site that there is something called an
etymological fallacy http://www.fallacyfiles.org/etymolog.html
How do you know if the idea that almah means virgin because its root means
"hidden" is an etymological fallacy? I never even heard of etymological
fallacy until a few hours ago, so I really don't know much about it.
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