[b-hebrew] The root NXR

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Jun 18 00:31:42 EDT 2012

The act NAXAR is to blow air through the nostrils, NXIYR-AYIM (Job 41: 
(20)12). The root NXR is related to NHR, 'flow, stream', as in NAHAR,  
'river', NHAR-AH, 'shining, flood of light, outpouring of emotions',  
and MI-NHAR-AH, 'cave, tunnel'; and to NGR, 'spill, pour out,  
effuse' (see 2Sam 14:14). What is certain is that NAXAR is only  
apparently onomatopoeic.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jun 16, 2012, at 11:45 PM, jimstinehart at aol.com wrote:

> The Hebrew meaning of NXWR is as a variant of the Hebrew common  
> word NXR

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