GR 1140ááááááááá ARA

H 0063áááááááááá áארר

Concept of root : curse

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

א ר ר

arar

curse, malediction

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

א ר ר

arar

curse, male-

diction

a r . r <

*a r

Greek

αρά

arÓ

curse, male-

diction

a r

 

 

Proto-Semitic *AR- --- AR- Greek

 

 

The similarity is full and with that the common origin well possible. Naturally one has here a very brief root, a combination of two sounds that also are found in many other roots with different messages. That is inevitable, because no language can define sufficient words with two letters or consonants only.

 

The second R in "arar" is due to a doubling of an original single R. This can be supposed on the basis of existing words for "curse". One is Medieval Hebrew " א ר ר, erer", but another one, Biblical " מ א ר ה, "me’erÓ" is composed of the prefix "me" and "era" with a single R in the root .

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic. Evidence of this root I found also in Akkadian "arāru, to curse". Therefore the basis for a hypothesis is narrow, but Proto-Semitic may have had the same roots as Hebrew, the older " *א ר ה" and the newer "* א ר ר".

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 26/09/2012 at 10.17.07