[b-hebrew] PAAM, was KPR

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Dec 30 01:48:24 EST 2012

1. I was under the impression that the PAAM of Is. 41:7 is a maul or  
heavy hammer with which one is הולם HOLEM a big whack, but anvil  
is also possible.

2. I think that פעה PAAH (Is. 42:14) is a variant of בעה BAAH,  
'emit', as in Is. 64:1(2).
 From this we have the present בעיה BAYAH, 'quandary, problem,  
question', which is, methinks,
but a פעיה PAYAH of an inquiring mouth.

Isaac Fried, Boston university

On Dec 30, 2012, at 12:25 AM, David Kolinsky wrote:

> an anvil (Is41:7)

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