[b-hebrew] )PS

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Thu Aug 15 13:19:56 EDT 2013

i do not see a solid case for the association of )BWS and )PS
especially (as pere porta could claim) that the grammatical form
is completely different.

i do see a pattern, albeit quite fuzzy, that the triliteral object with aleph
correspond to an (often biliteral) root.

)PS (margin?) has the verb PS (vanish) 
)PR  associated with PRWR
)GD associated with GDWD
)TR (place) has the root TR (travel)
)GL (drop) associated with GL, (GWL
)DWN associated with DN
)BYWN with B(H (ask, aramaic)
)TNX with NX
)TNN with NTN
)KL with KL or KLH (see english "eat up").

nir cohen

De: Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu>
Cópia: "b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Para: Dave Washburn <davidlwashburn at gmail.com>
Data: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:26:54 -0400
Assunto: Re: [b-hebrew] Zech 9:10

Is it possible that אַפְסֵי אָֽרֶץ is more specifically 'the high mountains, 
the apex of the earth'? I would compare the root אפס APS to the 
root אבס ABS, of which we have אבוּס ABUS, 'fattened, made plump, 
swelled', as in Prov. 15:17 and 1Ki 5:3. 

Today we use EPES for 'zero', but this is merely an example for language 
using the positive (a thing) to express the, otherwise difficult to express, 
negative (nothing = no–thing), as the 
הוֹי מַגִּיעֵי בַיִת בְּבַיִת שָׂדֶה בְשָׂדֶה יַקְרִיבוּ עַד אֶפֶס מָקוֹם
KJV: "Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, 
till there be no place"
of Is. 5:8, where אֶפֶס מָקוֹם (namely, אֶבֶס מָקוֹם ) is at once 'no place', 
and 'a full place with no space left free'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Aug 14, 2013, at 6:11 PM, Dave Washburn wrote
> I tend to think so. "From sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the
earth/land" appears to be a rather extensive way of saying "everywhere."
> My answers are free, and well worth it.

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