[b-hebrew] Takhrir and Shikhrur

Petr Tomasek 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.


> thanks
> Uzi Silber

Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
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