[b-hebrew] the root SB

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Jun 25 22:42:27 EDT 2012


It is a member of the root family SB, SP, ZB, ZP and we have from it:
עשב ESEB, 'grass'; אזוב EZOB (practically ESOB), 'moss,  
hyssop' (1Ki 5:13);
סעיף SAIP, 'branch', (Is. 27;10) and סוף SUP, 'rushes'', (Is.  
19:6).

 From Aramaic we have the useful סיב SIYB, 'fiber' and זיף ZIYP,  
'bristle'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jun 19, 2012, at 5:33 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> one can conjecture some connection
> between the name (SW and (SB (=grass).



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