[b-hebrew] Genesis 20: 1

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Sat Oct 13 18:34:43 EDT 2007


On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 05:02:17PM -0400, Isaac Fried wrote:
> Pere,
> 
> Your assumption that the rules of grammar apply to names may be  
> wrong. Sorry, but I can not contemplate a biblical name such as he- 
> will-laugh.
> 
> Isaac Fried, Boston University.

What's wrong with "He-will-laugh"? Look at the meaning of some arabic names
like Muʿāwija (an ummayad caliph!!!): "howling (female) dog"!


P.T.

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