[b-hebrew] COOKED UP ETYMOLOGY-- THE CASE OF B. H. [ 'ZN ]

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Tue Jun 8 06:32:54 EDT 2010


You should consider the possibility that the Hebrew root אזן is a  
member of the family of roots
אדן, אזן אתן
עדן, עטן, עשן
essentially meaning 'extensive'.
There is practically no "two unrelated things" when it comes to  
Hebrew roots.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jun 7, 2010, at 8:40 PM, Ishinan wrote:

> Cooked up etymologies are sometimes awkward, though just about always
> interesting to uncover. The B. Hebrew [`zn] here, is a classical  
> case of
> concocting a simile of two unrelated things, in this instance such  
> as ears
> and balance.
>
> PS.  if any of you need to review the pertinent JPEGs of the data,  
> along
> with the BDB entries discussed above, please contact me privately  
> and I will
> oblige.
>
>  Best regards
>
> Ishinan Ishibashi
>
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