[b-hebrew] Takhrir and Shikhrur

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 16:00:54 EST 2011


I know of no such word “liberation” in Tanakh or Biblical Hebrew.

On your second point, there are several words in Biblical Aramaic that show
that ‘sh’ to ‘t’ substitution, including:

תוב to return
תמה that place, there
תנין second
תקל to weigh

So I think it possible that such a substitution could also occur between
Hebrew and Arabic.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Uzi Silber <uzisilber at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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