[b-hebrew] Hiram Hirom Huram
if at math.bu.edu
Tue Jul 17 17:57:03 EDT 2012
I think we need to make a clear distinction between the meaning of
which is material, or "basic", and the suggestive, borrowed, or implied,
meaning of a word.
Take for instance the root נשא NS), 'lift, elevate', and the word
I think that the root קדש QD$ is a variant of the root GD$ of GADI$,
'full, complete, replete', and hence קדוש QADO$ is essentially
The conjecture that XERMON is 'the holy one' is reasonable, but I
not even for a brief moment, that כרמל KARMEL is KEREM-EL,
'god's plantation of grapevines'.
I rather think that the fraction כר KAR is 'hill, mound, meadow',
as in Is. 30:23, and that MEL is 'full, plump, ample'.
I would be careful of interpreting the apparent fraction AXIY- in
AXIY-RAM or AXIY-MELEK
as 'the brother of', the same way I would be careful of interpreting
the apparent fraction
ABIY- in ABIY-GAYIL (1Sam. 25:3), or ABIY-$AG (1Ki. 1:3), as 'the
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Jul 17, 2012, at 10:40 AM, Yodan wrote:
> Shalom and thanks for the response. I know the root HRM (XRM) has
> several meanings, e.g. devote, dedicate, ban, confiscate, and
> others, but I was unaware that it is also “tall, massive, mighty”.
> Aside from the name Hermon, are there other examples of the use of
> words or names of the root HRM with this meaning?
> From: Isaac Fried [mailto:if at math.bu.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:05 AM
> To: yodan at yodanco.com
> Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Hiram Hirom Huram
> If XIRAM is a word, and I am usually against seeing a proper name
> as a word,
> of the root XRM, 'tall and massive, mighty', as in mount XERMON,
> then the variants of
> this name provide an interesting example to the alternate uses of
> the personal pronoun
> IY, as in היא HIY; U, as in הוא; and O, as in שלו $EL-O, 'his'.
> The purpose of the inserted personal pronouns is to add the
> declaration "he is", to XRM.
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> On Jul 16, 2012, at 6:26 PM, Yodan wrote:
> the names HIRAM, HIROM, and HURAM
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