[b-hebrew] Kalev and Kelev - THREAD OVER

Yigal Levin Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Fri Sep 16 08:11:37 EDT 2011


Not only did I not follow that, but it was posted after a moderator had called for an end to the thread, and the post was not signed. Double offence. Please don't make it a triple.

Yigal levin, 

Co-Moderator, B-hebrew

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To: Uri Hurwitz
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Kalev and Kelev

I may suggest another Arabic root:"Qein, Lam, be"(G, the name in "fael bab"
the equivalent of poel "Qaleb"'(غالب) would mean:"the winner". Usually qein
is replaced in middle Hebrew by "Ain" as in Gomorha but it maybe replaced by
qof and kaf.

2011/9/14 Uri Hurwitz <uhurwitz at yahoo.com>

>    The form Kalev most proabaly preserves the original pronounciation of
> the name.  The Segholites prounounciation in the MT follows the dialectic
> changes in the original nouns.
>
>     This is clearly evident in the declensions of the Segholites, in our
> case: "Kalbi" "kalbekha" etc, and in the pulural "Klavim" which preserves
> the ancient plural *KLAB plus the regular Hebrew ms. plural ending - ym.
>
>    This is found in Arabic to this day: e.g. "kalb" in singular.
>
>    Therefore the biblical personal name Kalev is very close to the original
> pronounciation, except that the original short vowel 'a ' lengthened in the
> MT.
>
>    Uri Hurwitz                          Wilmington, VT
>
>
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