[b-hebrew] WThYNu

David Kolinsky yishalom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 11 18:19:26 EDT 2008


Hey,
   
  I think it is the hiphil of HWN which as a noun means "wealth, something (of) substantial (presence)."  And from here we get HN "here (present)."  In Syriac HWN means "to have presence of mind / be mindful."
   
  So I think the Hiphil means "to cause oneself to be present (with the situation) or to take a situation on."
   
  d Kolinsky
   
  
b-hebrew-request at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:
  Send b-hebrew mailing list submissions to
b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/b-hebrew
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
b-hebrew-request at lists.ibiblio.org

You can reach the person managing the list at
b-hebrew-owner at lists.ibiblio.org

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of b-hebrew digest..."


Today's Topics:

1. WTHYNW in Deut 1:41 (Yaakov Stein)


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 09:10:22 +0300
From: Yaakov Stein 
Subject: [b-hebrew] WTHYNW in Deut 1:41
To: "b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org" 
Message-ID:
<424CDC689E5CEF4D9FEADE56A378D9221C9A35DC at exrad4.ad.rad.co.il>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

The word WTHYNW is unusual.
>From grammatical considerations the N is part of the root.
Two lines later, a similar expression has the more understandable WTZDW.

The Onkelos Aramaic translation sidesteps the issue
(and interestingly translates the second expression in a completely different way).
Rashi explains that this is a verb form of HNNW = "here we are"
and most of the other classical commentaries go along.
Another says that there is another option - HYN, but does not elaborate.

I was wondering if anyone has alternative ideas about this.

Yaakov (J) Stein


------------------------------

_______________________________________________
b-hebrew mailing list
b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/b-hebrew

End of b-hebrew Digest, Vol 68, Issue 9
***************************************




More information about the b-hebrew mailing list