GR 1164ááááááááá ELAUNO

H 0130áááááááá áל ל ע

Concept of root :á pushing ahead

Hebrew word

pronunciation

English meanings

ל ל ע

‛alal

push ahead, thrust

Related English words

none

Comparison between European words and Hebrew

Languages

Words

Pronunciation

English meanings

Similarity in roots

Hebrew

ל ל ע

‛alal

push ahead, thrust

‛a l

Greek

ελαυνω

elauno

push ahead

áe l

 

 

Proto-Semitic *‛ALAL --- *ELA-UNO Greek

 

 

The meanings are identical and nearly so are the basic roots. However brief these are, a common origin is probable. But as more often, the similarity we see is just between Greek and Semitic, without any indication about other Indo-European groups.

 

Note:
  • Greek. The word "elauno" should come from "*ela-Fno". It has various meanings, but the basic one is as referred above.

 

Note:
  • Hebrew has doubled the second consonant "L" of an original two-consonant root "A-L". And this word has also various meanings, but basically that of a persevering action leading to a goal.

 

Note:
  • Proto-Semitic. Proto-Semitic probably had the same root we see in Hebrew "*ע ל ל ", as it is found with comparable meanings of "to thrust (in)" in Aramaic as well as in Syriac: "ע ל ל" . There is an Arabic cognate "ghalla", the initial "GH" of which is comparable to the "ע, Ayin ", in the other tongues.

 

Note:
  • Indo-European. There are no known links with other Indo-European groups. We once more have to limit ourselves to the similarity between Greek and Hebrew. The French word "Úlan" has a different origin, in a composed Latin verb.

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: 30/09/2012 at 17.53.27