GR 1244 O

H 0102 ה ב ע , ב ע

Concept of root : clouds

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ב ע ;

ה ב ע

‛av ;

‛ibb

cloud, clouds;

to thicken, condense

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ב ע

ה ב ע

‛av;

‛ibb

clouds;

to condense

‛a b

Greek

ύω

hüo

to cause rain, to rain

 

 

Proto-Semitic *‛OB --- *HÜO Greek

 

 

Greek "hüo" is thought to have an original root "*seu". True is that the initial "H" in Greek often corresponds with an"S" in other European tongues. But it is also true that this "H" often corresponds with the presence of an "Ayin" in Hebrew.

 

Note:
  • Hebrew. Besides the mentioned words, there is also "ע ב ב, awav = to cover with clouds", and at the origin of all three "ע ו ב, Ayin, W. B" in the verbal form "ה ע י ב, he‛iv = he beclouded" , found in Lam. 2:1.

     

    A similar root expresses the concept of "to be thick", that may be related to that of "to condense".

 

Note:
  • Hebrew and Greek. With just this brief root in Greek, it is difficult to make a real good comparison, but it did not seem right to leave this little similarity out of the list.

 

Note:
  • Hebrew and Proto-Semitic. The mentioned older root "*ע ו ב, Ayin, W. B"," with also the meaning of "darkness, limited sight" presumably was present in Proto-Semitic. It has also led to Aramaic "ע י ב א, Ayin, W. B Aleph, ‛eb' = clouds".

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 22/12/2012 at 9.15.03