GD 1036 BEUN

H 0255 ה נ ב

Concept of root : constructing

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ה נ ב

ה נ ב ו

ban ;

bon

to construct ;

constructing

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ה נ ב

ה נ ב ו

ban

bon

to construct;

constructing

b . n . ( y ) < *b . n

Dutch

beun

b(eu)n

wooden loft, attic

b n

German

Bhne

bne

wooden stage

b n

 

 

Proto-Semitic *BANÀ --- *BON Proto-Germanic

 

 

This Hebrew word is the common one for constructing and building. Once more we find here an old and nearly disappeared Germanic word related to Hebrew. We note that the verbal form "constructing" in Hebrew carries as well a comparable vowel " O " in the participle "bon".

 

Note:
  • Hebrew. Usually this root is given as " ב נ י , B N Y ". In fact the past tense uses the vowel " I " in most forms, like " baniti = I built". This vowel is often considered as a third consonant Y in the root, though it is not a consonant. And in many other forms this Yod does not appear at all. For that reason it should anyhow not be considered as part of the original root.

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic. Aramaic and Syriac show "ב נ א, ben", Arabic "banā(y)". Akkadian has "banū" and OSArabic uses the three versions, "ב נ ה" , "ב נ י", "ב נ ו". Proto-Semitic is rightly seen with the root "*ב נ ה , B N H", though like in Hebrew in many other languages the "I - sound" is used after the second consonant "N". In this indication the letter "H" stands for an accentuated vowel. This is a very old spelling usage .

 

Note:
  • Dutch. The word "beun" is out of fashion, except being part of a specific composed word "beunhaas", that would mean an "attic-hare", meaning something like a bungler.

 

Note:
  • German. "Buehne" as it is also spelled, is an old abbreviated remainder from "Schaubuehne" saying "showstage".

 

Note:
  • Proto-Germanic in older High- and Low-German has predecessors like "bonne", "bunne", "bone" and others. They all mean "wooden construction" not only of the higher parts in houses as in the Dutch word. The probable Proto-Germanic form is "B Ō N".

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 08/10/2012 at 16.35.35