[b-hebrew] Genesis 31: 47 - Suffix -UT

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Wed Nov 28 07:35:56 EST 2007


Pere,

Here is another Hebrew word to admire

                                       SAPR-U-T-I-U-T-EY-N-U

containing identity markers [aka personal pronouns] galore. It is in  
"Israeli Hebrew" as you prefer to call it, yet I believe King David,  
and even Moses before him, would have understood it right away in its  
relation to the root SPR.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Nov 28, 2007, at 12:05 AM, <pporta at oham.net> <pporta at oham.net> wrote:

>> Your argument is very clear to me, except that I still don't see HOW
>> the particle, to use your terminology, -UT turns a noun into an
>> abstract noun.
>>
>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>
> __________
>
> Melek, king  ---------> malkut (malk-ut), royalty (1Ch 29:25)
>
> How can this -ut be explained as a combining of personal pronouns?
>
> For confirmation: in Israeli Hebrew.... there are plenty of cases  
> where a final -ut means an abstract concept:
>
> 1. adom, red ---------> admut, redness
> 2. pikeaH, seer (Ex 4:11)  ----------> pikHut, cleverness
> 3. sefer, book ---------> sifrut, literature
> etc. etc.
>
> Pere Porta
> Barcelona (Spain)
>
>




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