[b-hebrew] The root כפר KPR

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 21:46:10 EST 2012


Talk about fiction, since when are your made up etymologies evidence?

Karl W. Randolph.

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:

> It is a variant of the roots
>
>
> הבר
>
> חבר, חור, חפר
>
> כבר, *כור
>
> כפר
>
> קבר
>
>
> HBR; XBR, XWR, XPR; KBR, *KWR; KPR; QBR
>
>
> of the basic meaning 'pileup, cover, overlap, hide', and by implication
> 'large, huge', as the כביר KABIYR of Is. 16:14, of Is. 17:12 and of Job
> 15:10. Also the כפיר KPIYR, 'mature lion', of Judges 14:5. Also the כפור
> KPOR, 'hoarfrost', of Ps. 147:16. Also the act QABAR, 'bury, cover with
> earth'.
>
>
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>
>
> On Dec 17, 2012, at 7:11 PM, Philip wrote:
>
> Dear Listees,
> does the way the word, *וְכִפֶּר* in MT (CV) Dt 32:43 is rendered
> represent emphasis of this word?
> **
> *Deuteronomy 32:43, MT*
> *עַמּוֹ* *אַדְמָתוֹ** **, וְכִפֶּר* *לְצָרָיו* *הַרְנִינוּ גוֹיִם עַמּוֹ,
> כִּי דַם-עֲבָדָיו יִקּוֹם; וְנָקָם יָשִׁיב*
>
>
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