[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest,worship serve

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 19:47:10 EST 2009


When you look at the meanings, derived from the contexts where the words are
used, there is no connection in these roots:

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:

> The Hebrew root XWH, with a consonantal W, appears to me to be a
> variant of the Hebrew roots

גוע, to expire, just as one who breathes, lives, so one that breathes his
last (expires) dies
הוה, to become
חוה, to declare
כוה,  to brand, burn a mark into the skin
קוה apparently two roots, to wait for, await: to stream together
גבע,  root not found in Biblical Hebrew
גבה,  to be(come) high, in the sense of being higher than others or what
should be hence to be proud
חבה,  to hide (a person)
כבע,   root not found in Biblical Hebrew
כבה,  to extinguish (fire, flame)
קבע to withhold what is due
כפה,  to excite, inflame Pr 21:14
קפא to put pressure on, as in squeezing out whey to make cheeze Ex 15:8, Zep
1:12, Job 10:10

These are all supposed to be variations of the same roots? Looking at this
list, this is neither mathematics nor linguistics. If the meanings were
similar, he might have a point. But with the meanings so different, the fact
that they sound similar is mere coincidence.

Karl W. Randolph.

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