[b-hebrew] Takhrir and Shikhrur

Uzi Silber uzisilber at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 15:02:31 EST 2011


Greetings fellow Tanakh aficionados:

During the Arab upheaval in Cairo's Tahrir Square, reportage always
translated 'Tahrir' as 'Liberation'.
Now Tahrir does resemble the Hebrew 'shikhrur' which also means
liberation.  I suspect the two are indeed linguistically related.

Are they? Please advise.  If indeed 'T'  would be substituting for
'Sh', are there other examples of this particular substitution in the
Mikra? I do know there are other letters that substitute for each
other.

thanks

Uzi Silber


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