GR 1226 PAIZO

H 0747 ז ז פ

Concept of root : joyful dancing

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ז ז פ

pizzz

to hop and dance

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ז ז פ

pizzz

to hop and dance

p . z . z <

*p . z

Greek

παιζω

paizo

to have fun, dance

p . z

 

 

Proto-Semitic *PAZ --- PAIZ Greek

 

 

The basic form "pazaz" of this Hebrew word stands for "to be agile, nimble, quick". The intensive form "pizzz", given in this entry, corresponds with some of the meanings of Greek "paizo".

 

Note:
  • Greek "paizo" is used to express the having of fun, in various ways, but also that of dancing joyfully. There is a view that this verb, that in Doric is "παισδω, paisdo" should be related to the word "παις, παιδος, pais, paidos = child". The idea is that via "*paidjo" there came "paizo" , which gives no answer regarding the the Doric form. On the other hand, the word "pais" itself receives a hypothetical origin of "*PAW-" < "*POW-" and that puts it way off again. We better leave this question open, limiting ourselves for now to the known verb "paizo".

 

Note:
  • Hebrew has built the root "P Z Z" on the basis of an older one "*P Z", in the general tendency towards roots of three consonants .

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic This root is present in Aramaic "פ ז י ז א, peziz = impulsive, quick, hasty", Syriac "פ ז י ז א, paziz = agile, frisky" and "פ ז = he leaped, frisked". Arabic has fazza = he jumped up, started . The root was probably already in use in Proto-Semitic as "*פ ז , P Z" or "*פ ז ה , P Z H (accentuated vowel)", and perhaps also already "*פ ז ז , P Z Z".

 

Note:
  • Indo-European. We have not sufficient indication about possible cognates in other groups of Indo-European languages.

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 21/11/2012 at 15.07.05