GR 1204ááááááááá KOILIA

H 0492áááááááááá áה י ל כ

Concept of root : belly-insides

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ה י ל כ

kiliÓ

kidney

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ה י ל כ

kiliÓ

kidney

k . l . < k.w.l

Greek

κοιλια;

-

κοιλος

-

koilia>

kilia;

koilos>

kilos

belly, intestine;

cavity

-

k .(o) l .

 

 

Proto-Semitic *KUL- --- *KOIL-IA Greek

 

 

It seems not too hazardous to suppose that the same word has been used for these two meanings, the belly and the kidney’s within it. We see that the Greek word "kilia" is based on another word "kilos" that stands for "cavity", and that this term was used to indicate any kind of cavity within the human body .

 

The Hebrew word comes from "recipient" or " cavity ". The word "kelý" that is seen mentioned in entry E 0495 (Hebrew 0491) indicates the cavity of a ship .

 

Not without importance is the identicity of the chosen vowels " I ". In Greek this " I "-sound comes from an older " OI " . In Hebrew the " I "-sound is not written , because it is not considered a consonant . It may well have been originated from an " O "-sound . This is quite probable as Aramaic has "kulia" and Syriac "kolita."

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic. The existing hypothetical root " *כ א ל , or K Aleph L ", with an Aleph opening a second syllable, has a too narrow basis. It is seen in a couple of Southern Semitic languages, but not even in Amharic ( kulit) and Tigre (kelew). Nearly all languages have "kul-" , like Aramaic כ ל י א , kuliÓ and Arabic kulyah or elsewise "kil-". Therefore Proto-Semitic probably had "* כ ו ל , or K . W . L ".

 

Note:
  • Indo-European. Indications about further cognates in Indo-European languages lack and the comparison remains between Semitic and Greek.

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 27/12/2012 at 15.42.29