[b-hebrew] Root of words is the original meaning?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Dec 15 14:29:04 EST 2008


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Yigal Levin
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <hisnibbs at ntlworld.com>
To: "Jason Hare" <jaihare at gmail.com>; <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Root of words is the original meaning?


>
>
> Hello Jason,
>
> ---- Jason Hare <jaihare at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Are you suggesting that words (in this case, roots) can have meaning
>> apart from their use in a language?
>
> No, I'm suggesting that a word originally meant one thing, but was later 
> used in different contexts to mean other things.
>
> "root" implies to me that this came first, the applications came later.
>
> What is your understandings of "root words"?
>
>
>> don't bother yourself with the meaning of "yome" (eek),
>> since it cannot mean anything to you apart from what Strong tells you
>> and what answers you get on this forum.
>>
>
> The context in which it is used gives meaning.
> Perhaps you can share what the word means to you in the context of Genesis 
> 1?
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