[b-hebrew] Hebrew Meanings of Biblical Names

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sat Jun 16 22:02:21 EDT 2012

I once heard it said that שמש $EME$, 'sun', is ש-מש $E-MA$,  
'that moves'.

The words אורח ORAX, 'road, path' (Gen. 49:17), 'habit, manner',  
  אורחה ORXAH, 'company, caravan' (Gen. 37:25); ארוחה  
ARUXAH, 'dinner, meal, feast' (Proverbs 15:17),
  are all from the root ARX, which is a variant, methinks, of the  
root ARK, 'long, extended'.
I rather think that ירח YAREAX is a variant if ZAREAX, 'shining'.

The City name יריחו YERIXO may be related to YAREAX, or it may be  
a variant of
  יריקו YERIQO, 'green', or 'spitting, flowing', for the nearby  
river Jordan.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jun 16, 2012, at 6:33 PM, David Kolinsky wrote:

> Did it ever occur to you that YaRae'aCh = Moon also means "wanderer?"

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