[b-hebrew] Israel>Palaistes (Wrestler)

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Tue Feb 14 22:37:01 EST 2012


uri, 

my assumption was based on reading the word PLST in semitic at face 
value as "invaders", assuming this was the canaanite name for them. 
i admit i have no shred of evidence.

my uneducated hinch was also that the P->F and vowel changes between 
PHILIST and PALAIST were quite characteristic of semitic (maybe egyptian). but
i might be totally wrong there too.

nir cohen

On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:00:31 -0500, b-hebrew-request wrote
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