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Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon
Jo Hackett, University of Texas, Austin

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A Compound Etymology for Biblical Hebrew zûlatî ‘except’ (Article)
Title: A Compound Etymology for Biblical Hebrew zûlatî ‘except’
Author: Aren Wilson-Wright
Author: John Huehnergard
Abstract: This paper suggests an alternative derivation for the Biblical Hebrew preposi- tion ??? ?? ??? ‘except’. It does not derive from an alleged verbal root ZWL, but is rather to be compared with Akkadian ša la and Aramaic di la with the same meaning and thus originates from the fusing of three elements: the West Semitic relative particle *du, the Semitic negative particle *la, and the pro- nominal morpheme *-ti. This derivation has better comparative Semitic sup- port than the traditional derivation; it also accounts for a large number of instances of the problematic hireq compaginis.
Year: 2014
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Hebrew Studies
Publisher: National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Semitic Background of Arabic faqir ‘poor’ (Article)
Title: The Semitic Background of Arabic faqir ‘poor’
Author: John Huehnergard
Abstract: A recent Comparative Lexical Study of Qur?anic Arabic lists no Semitic cognates for faqir ‘poor’ and faqr ‘poverty.’ The Semitic root *p-q-r, however, is well attested, and its disparate meanings in other Semitic languages shed interesting light on its original semantic range in early Semitic, namely, ‘to want, be wanting,’ and on its later semantic development in Arabic and other languages. Related instances of the Semitic root *b-q-r are also considered, as are the phonological implications of the variation in the initial root consonant.
Year: 2014
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Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag