[b-hebrew] kalebh

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Sep 15 20:12:13 EDT 2011


Permit me to doubt it.
KLUB, 'cage, basket', may have nothing to do with KELEB, 'dog', the  
same way that CIPOR, 'bird', has nothing to do with CPIR, 'goat', and  
that KPIR, 'lion', has nothing to do with KPOR, 'frost', and that  
CIRAAH, 'hornet', has nothing to do with CARAAT, 'leprosy', and that  
DBORAH, 'bee', has nothing to do with DIBUR, 'speech', and that NAXA 
$, 'snake', has nothing to do with 'NIXU$, 'divination', and that  
$UAL, 'fox', has nothing to do with MI$OL, 'path'.
But I do see a topological connection between KOS, 'cup', and KIYS,  
'pocket'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Sep 14, 2011, at 10:16 PM, David Kolinsky wrote:

> With regard to KLB = dog it means "one who contains = holds on (and  
> does not let go),
>
> a trait very characteristic of dogs



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