[b-hebrew] KPR

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Dec 27 21:06:32 EST 2012


1. The problem is not with not having an etymology "that we can  
analyze", but with knowing what you mean by "etymology".

2. A root does not refer to action.

3. The root כפר KPR is also of כפיר KPIYR, 'lion', (Is. 11:6.)

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Dec 27, 2012, at 7:23 PM, K Randolph wrote:

> Strictly speaking, we don’t have an etymology that we can analyze,  
> so the most accurate way of describing the relationship is to say  
> that they came from a common root, referring to the action of  
> covering.

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