[b-hebrew] Takhrir and Shikhrur
tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Tue Nov 22 02:30:54 EST 2011
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 03:02:31PM -0500, Uzi Silber 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
No, they are not:
- Ar. taḥrīr is a maṣdar of the root ḥ-r-r in the 2nd stem (~ Heb. piʿel)
- Heb. šiḥrūr is a שם פעולה of the root ḥ-r-r in the (rare) šafʿel stem.
> Uzi Silber
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