GR 1206 KLLOS

H 0759 ל ל ק ק

Concept of root : crippling

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ל ל ק ק

qilql

to cripple, maim, damage physically

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ל ל ק ק

qilql

to maim, cripple, damage physically

q . l q . l <

* q . l

Greek

κυλλος

kllos

crippled

k . l

 

 

Hebrew QILQEL < Proto-Semitic *QOL, *QUL --- *KÜLL-OS Greek

 

 

This Hebrew root has also other meanings in the field of "damage". A kinship between Greek and Hebrew seems possible.

 

Note:
  • Greek uses the same root in the verb "κυλλοω , klloo = to cripple" and some derived words. Greek often doubles sounds and syllables, but in this case it does not keep that kind of company with Hebrew.

 

Note:
  • Hebrew has many words that carry the two-consonant element "Q L", and they differ rather much in their meanings. In the case of this " qilql", that is a special intensive form of "qalal" with doubled " Q ", one needs quite a bit of phantasy to see a link with for example "dishonour" or "damning" or even "ridiculous". We better consider it on its own merits. The similarity with Greek is visible as such.

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic. We have no evidence from other Semitic languages for this specific meaning. But a root with doubled second consonant means that there has been an earlier two consonant root "*Q . L" that seen the kind of doubling may have used a single vowel " U " or " O ". That is what we suppose in our comparison.

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 22/11/2012 at 11.16.25