RU 1267 KAK

H 0483 ך כ

Concept of root : as, like

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ך כ

kakh

as, like

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ך כ

kakh

as, like

k k

Russian

как

kak

as, like

k k

 

 

Proto-Semitic *KAKH --- *KAK Russian

 

 

The only difference lies in the pronunciation of the second K, that in Russian remains as it is, but in Hebrew becomes KH at the end of a word. A rather perfect similarity with all probability of a common origin.

 

Note:
  • Hebrew . There is a reasoning according to which the Hebrew word "כ ך , kakh" of this entry would be an abbreviation from Biblical "כ ח ה , kakh", with the same meaning. It might as well be the other way around. Then "כ ח ה, kakh is further considered a doubling of "כ ה, ko", and that is less convincing, also because of the variations of different meanings this little word expresses : "so, thus, here, now". For some reason the thesis is then reinforced by a supposition that "ko" developed out of "ka". We have no certainty at all in this sense, on the contrary, the idea seems doubtful.

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic . Similar words to our "kakh" have mostly different meanings. Ethiopian "kagha = there" and Aramaic "ka = here" . Syriac joins Aramaic with the two brief composed words "lekha = hither" and "mekk = hence". Akkadian than shows us its "ka = so". We prefer a hypothesis that Proto-Semitic, just like Hebrew and Russian, had "*כ ך , K K".

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 29/10/2012 at 9.26.32