GR 1208 LAIMOS

H 0530 ע ל

Concept of root : throat

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ע ל

lo‛

throat

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ע ל

lo‛

throat

l (‛) .

Greek

λαιμος

laimos

throat

l . y

 

 

Proto-Semitic *LO ‛A --- *LAI-M-OS Greek

 

 

As roots of "laimos" are considered either "*λαι , lay" or "*ληι , ly". There are many instances in which we find the Hebrew "ayin" corresponding with a Greek vowel-sound, especially A. In this case we also find in Hebrew the non-written vowel O, that may correspond with the Greek Y-sound. The M in "laimos" is not considered part of the root.

 

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic . This brief root has its sisters in Semitic tongues. Aramaic and Syriac have "ל ו ע א , lu‛" . Akkadian shows a "lū'u and "lētu = jaw". Proto-Semitic probably had a similar root, that might have been "*ל ע , L Ayin" or "*ל ו ע , L W Ayin".

 

Note:
  • Indo-European . We have no indications for cognates in other Indo-European groups of languages.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 03/11/2012 at 14.46.15