[b-hebrew] Genesis 31: 47: What Foreign Language Is That?

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 22 17:27:15 EST 2007


      Yitzhak Sapir wrote: 
   
     <snip>

  ..."It is unlikely that &hd is related to Arabic shahid, and
reinterpreting shahid so
that it contains some relationship to "witness" is simply popular etymology.
    If there is some relationship  etc."...
   
  " Shaid" in Arabic is witness. It is better to know what one is talking about.
  The Aramaic equivalent of it is spelled with a Samekh in Hebrew.
   
   ( The terrible connotations that this Arabic noun has nowadays is 
  outside the scope of this list)
   
    Uri Hurwitz


       
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