[b-hebrew] gen 28 sulam

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Nov 29 07:36:52 EST 2012

2. It would be good if you could explain to us what is "source" and  
what is "origin".
Also what you mean by "other dialects".

3. I think you agree that כובע KOBA, 'hat' (see 1Sam. 17:5), is a  
head gear that
is קבוע QABUA, 'fixed', (or even קפוא QAPU, 'frozen') on the  
head, adding thereby
to the wearer some extra גובה GOBA, 'hight', and looking like a  
גבעה GIBAA, 'hill',
or a קובה QUBAH, 'tent' (see Nu 25:8), or an upside down  
קובעת QUBAAT, 'goblet',
(see Ish. 51:17).

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 29, 2012, at 2:03 AM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> most nouns in most ancient languages do not have a proven source  
> within the dialect, nor can be established as loan words. in hebrew  
> i will mention  $ULXAN (table), KOBA (hat), TEBA (arc), E$ (fire),  
> NKD (grandson), NYN (great grandson), ZRT (pinky), BHN (toe), R($  
> (head), YD (hand),  )BN (stone)
> etc. only by cross-reference with other dialects can this be  
> validated.
> i do not see why SULAM (ladder) should be treated any differently.  
> our failure to recognize its semitic origin does not turn it
> automatically into a loan word.

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