[b-hebrew] Gen 1 & Gen 2

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Tue Oct 30 10:46:29 EDT 2007


Let's try and think about it clearheadedly. If YLD is 'give birth,  
bring forth', how come YELED is 'boy'? Is YELED 'one given birth to,  
one brought forth'?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Oct 30, 2007, at 9:29 AM, K Randolph wrote:

> Looking at YLD in its uses, it had a greater semantic range than
> merely giving birth. As far as I can tell, its semantic range probably
> would be better indicated by "to bring forth" of which giving birth is
> merely the most common way of bringing forth mentioned.

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