Author Archives: Jonas Sibony

#Semitic ˁaqrab “scorpion”

#Akkadian aqrabu (<#WestSemitic) 𒄈𒋰 (GÍR.TAB)   #Ugaritic ˁaqrabu 𐎓𐎖𐎗𐎁   #Hebrew ˁaqrāḇ עקרב / 𐤏𐤒𐤓𐤁   #JewishAramaic ˁaqrabbā עקרבא   #Syriac ˁeqqarbā ܥܩܪܒܐ   #Mandaic arqaba ࡀࡓࡒࡀࡁࡀ   #Arabic ˁaqrab عقرب   #Jibbali ˁaqréb   #Geez ˁäqräb ዐቅረብ   #Tigre … Continue reading

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#Semitic *qamḥ ‘flour’

#Akkadian qēmu 𒍣 (ZÌ) #Eblaite qamāḥum #Ugaritic qamḥu #Hebrew qemaḥ קמח #Aramaic qimḥā קמחא #Syriac qamḥā ܩܡܚܐ #Arabic qamḥ قمح wheat #Geez qamḥ ቀምሕ ‘leguminous plant’ qamḥa ቀምሐ ‘eat grain’ #Tigrinya qwäḥamä ቈሐመ ‘devour’ #Tigre qäḥama ቀሓማ ‘devour’ #Amharic qamä … Continue reading

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#Semitic *√NḪR ‘snore,snort’ *naḫīr ‘nostril’

#Akkadian naḫāru 𒍝𒊏𒄷 snore naḫīru ‘nose’ nāḫiru ‘sea-horse, whale’   #Ugaritic ảnḫr 𐎀𐎐𐎃𐎗 dolphin   #Hebrew nāḥar נחר snore nəḥīr נחיר nostril   #Aramaic nəḥar נחר sneeze, blow nose nəḥīrā נחירא nostril   #Syriac nəḥar ܢܚܰܪ snort,sneeze naḥīrā ܢܚܝܪܐ nostril … Continue reading

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#Semitic *√ʾŦR ‘to stride’ *ʾaŧar ‘step, footprint, vestige’:

#Akkadian ašru 𒆠 (KI) place, site, region ašāru ‘to watch, organize’   #Ugaritic ʾaŧru 𐎀𐎘𐎗 place ʾaŧara 𐎀𐎘𐎗 to go, follow ʾaŧra 𐎀𐎘𐎗 after, then, where   #Phoenician ʾšr 𐤀𐤔𐤓 place   #Hebrew ʾāšar אשר to stride ʾaššūr אשור step … Continue reading

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#Semitic √ḪTM ‘seal’ (< Ancient #Egyptian ḫtm 'seal')

#Hebrew ḥāṯam חתם ‘to seal,complete’ ḥōṯām חותם ‘seal,impression’ ḥăṯīmâ חתימה ‘seal,signature’   #Phoenician ḥtm 𐤇𐤕𐤌 ‘to seal,complete’   #Aramaic ḥăṯam חתם ‘to seal,complete’ ḥaṯmā חתמא ‘seal’   #Syriac ḥəṯam ܚܬܡ ‘to cease, seal, print’ ḥaṯmā ܝܬܡܐ ‘seal’   #Arabic ḫatama … Continue reading

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#Semitic *ðiʾb ‘wolf, jackal, beast of prey’

#Akkadian zību 𒉡𒌝𒈠𒄷 [NU.UM.MA.ḪU] ‘jackal,vulture’   #Hebrew zǝʾēḇ זְאֵב ‘wolf’   #JewishAramaic dəʾēḇā דְּאֵבָא > dēḇā דֵיבָא ‘wolf’   #Syriac diʾḇā > dīḇā ܕܹܐܒ݂ܵܐ ‘wolf’   #Arabic ðiʾb ذِئْب ‘wolf, jackal’   #Jibbali ðīb ‘wolf’   #Soqotri dīb ‘wolf’   … Continue reading

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#Semitic *niḥnu ‘we’

#Akkadian nīnu 𒉌𒉡 anīnu 𒀀𒉌𒉡 #Phoenician naḥnu 𐤍𐤇𐤍 ʾanaḥnu 𐤀𐤍𐤇𐤍 #Hebrew naḥnū נחנו 𐤍𐤇𐤍𐤅 ʾănaḥnū אנחנו 𐤀𐤍𐤇𐤍𐤅‎ ʾānū אנו #JewishAramaic naḥnā נחנא ʾănaḥnā אנחנא ʾănān אנן #Syriac ḥnan ܚܢܢ ʾaḥnan ܐܚܢܢ #Arabic naḥnu نحن #Mehri nḥā #Jibbali nḥan #Soqotri ḥan … Continue reading

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#Semitic *šanat ‘year’

#Akkadian šattu 𒈬   #Ugaritic šanatu 𐎌𐎐𐎚   #Phoenician šant> šat 𐤔𐤕 <𐤔𐤍𐤕   #Moabite šat 𐤔𐤕   #Hebrew šānâ שנה / 𐤔𐤍𐤄   #JewishAramaic šantā> šattā שנתא <שתא   #Syriac šantā> šattā ܫܢܬ   #Arabic sana سنة   #Tigre … Continue reading

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#Semitic √DLL ‘to indicate’

#Syriac dallel ܕܠܠ to explain   #Mandaic dll ࡃࡋࡋ to indicate   #Arabic dalla دلّ to guide dalīl دليل a guide dalāla دلالة guidance Centre Culturel Dalâla   #Sayhadic dll 𐩵𐩡𐩡 to report on (espionage)   #Mehri dell ‘to know’ … Continue reading

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#Semitic *ˁiṣ́ ‘tree’

#Akkadian iṣu 𒄑   #Eblaite ˁiṣ́u   #Ugaritic ˁiṣṣu 𐎓𐎕   #Hebrew ˁēṣ עץ   #Aramaic ˁāqā > ˁāˁā > ʾāˁā אעא   #Arabic ˁīḍ عيض ‘spadix’   #Sayhadic ˁiḍ 𐩲𐩳   #Geez ˁəṣ́ ዕፅ   #Tigre ˁəč̣č̣ät   #Tigrinyaˁ … Continue reading

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