[b-hebrew] PAAM, was KPR

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Dec 31 21:00:26 EST 2012


I recall another variant of פעם PAAM: פים PIYM of 1Sam. 13:21,
and פימה PIYMAH, 'blob', of Job 15:27. Now: PIYMAH, double chin',
practically a פיטמת בשר PITMAT BASAR under the chin.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Dec 30, 2012, at 1:48 AM, Isaac Fried wrote:

> 1. I was under the impression that the PAAM of Is. 41:7 is a maul  
> or somesuch
> 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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