[b-hebrew] The root XRS-XR$

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Nov 8 18:47:35 EST 2007


The word TOR, 'queue', of Esther 2:12,15 appears to be a variant of  
TUR [with a Tet], 'series', as in Exodus 28:17-20. Also of $UR, and  
$URAH, 'row', as in Job 24:11, which are by themselves related to YA 
$AR, 'straight'. Also to $IR, 'song, a string of words'.
Writing XARWZ with a W misleads us into the belief that the word  
contains four consonants whereas it contains only three. I prefer to  
write it as XARUZ, since I see anyway no inherent distinction between  
Shureq and Qibbuts.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 7, 2007, at 9:56 PM, K Randolph wrote:

> Therefore, because XRWZ is in parallel, it means 'queue'?

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