GR 1156 D , D

H 0193 ה ת ע , ת ע

Concept of root: now

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ת ע ;

ה ת ע

‛et;

‛att

time, moment, period;

now

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ת ע

-

-

ה ת ע

‛et;

-

-

‛att

time, period, moment;

now

‛a t

Greek

δη, ηδη,

d, d,

now

d

 

 

Proto-Semitic *‛ATÀ, --- *ÈDÈ Greek

 

 

This entry is related to number E 0307 (Hebrew 0194), with the word "‛t = time". Our word "‛att " is considered the accusative case , saying " at the time ". When a single consonant is the basic vehicle of a meaning, it will still need a vowel in order to be well pronounced. Then European languages tend to place that necessary vowel after the consonant, whereas Hebrew tends to place the vowel before the consonant. In this entry everybody thought about it once more and added an extra vowel at the other side of the original consonant.

 

Note:
  • Hebrew and Greek. As to the difference between the dentals, T in Hebrew and D in Greek , we must point out that also Hebrew in the concept of time may use a D, as is seen in entry E 0306 (Hebrew 0112).

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic. This root is also seen in Phoenician . Some scholars consider the word "‛att " as a contraction of a verbal form "‛enet", of the verb "‛an" that says "to answer". Any semantic link lacks though. Akkadian has "ettu = time", but also a word "enu" with the same meaning. Proto-Semitic probably had this same root that lived on in Hebrew : "* ע ת ה" .

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 22/12/2012 at 17.31.55