English Derived from Hebrew

English Derived from Hebrew

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...and KeDeR,5'military tumult.' 1 Jin. Tap. 'Kin r6a. 4 nai-ns--itan. CHAPTER VIII. THE ARTS, The Arts, whether of war or peace, borrow their words from the same source. Whence comes our plough? From PLoHH,1 'to cleave asunder, to till the ground.' Whence the flail? From NePHeL,8' to fall, ' the last letter doubled to express the frequency with which the instrument is made to fall, and the fugitive N of the commencement is lost. Whence comes 'war?' From AIR,3'to be ardent, ' active. The remarkable initial coin is again rendered into our language by W. Dagger and Dirk are easily traced to DeQueR,4'to pierce.' Here we have an example of the same letters being taken in the order of the Hebrew, and also, of their transposition. Let us awhile consider the names of Colours. Whence comes our Roan? From R'OaN, 'to flourish' 'to be green.' Hence also our green, the Oin prefixed: and, with B prefixed, our Brown. Whence come our lilac and scarlet? From HaCLEEL,6 'red.' Th e letters taken in the reverse direction make lilac and in the direct order, with S prefixed, and R inserted by the Chaldee, scarlet. Hence, also, the red feathers of a cock's tail are called his s hackle.' Hence also the artist's 'lake, ' a kind of red. Maroon comes from ARGrMOON,7 'reddish purple: ' Carmine (and Crimson?) from CaRMEEL,8 'crimson' Pink from NePeK,9 'a ruby or carbuncle, ' the letters being 4ipt jyn-'Wan-7viddk. "to-9"p transposed. Black arises from BLaQ,1 'desolate, desert.' Hence also our bleak and blight. White, in German, Weiss, arises from ISIS,2 'to be hoary, ' the S changed into T by Chaldee. Hence also our ice, ' white water, ' and our yest. Blue seems to spring from TL'OO, 'red, and purple.' We change the T into B, having no word beginning with T before L. Auburn...show more

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  • 9781236652171