[b-hebrew] on eternity

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Dec 16 08:36:42 EST 2010

The Hebrew root is not isolated, it is not a GALMUD גלמוד ; it  
has an extended family. It appears to me that the root XLD חלד is a  
variant of
גלד, גלש
חלד, חלז, חלט, חלץ, חלש
*קלד, קלט, קלס, קלש
and that XLD means essentially 'encrusted, solid'. It is not  
absolutely clear what the biblical XOLED is, but it is possibly an  
encrusted or shelled animal, or reptile, such as our CAB צב or  
XILAZON חלזון from the root חלז (or possibly GALASH), that is  
enclosed in a GELED גלד shell, from which it NEXLAC נחלץ and  
into which it NIQLAT נקלט
The post-biblical XALUDAH (possibly influenced by Greek) is an oxide  
GELED or tarnish. It appears to me related to XELAH חלאה

Isaac Fried, Boston university

On Dec 15, 2010, at 11:07 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> with the permission of the moderators, and requiring ABSOLUTE
> moderation of all of us, i humbly ask to re-open
> discussion on eternity, in view of the following unexpected
> casual finding from my arabic dictionary:
> HINTZIAKH (hebrew) = KH'ALAD.
> please, do not invoke such connections as rodent=KHOLED or  
> rust=KHALUDA.
> fred, what do you think of this?
> nir cohen
> On Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:20:26 -0500, b-hebrew-request wrote
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