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Bibil Identifier bibil:245450
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Dynamism of Desire
Title (English, ) The Root ḥmd in Relation to the Root ʼwh
Author Skralovnik, Samo
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 67, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 273-284 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A corpus-based semantic analysis of verbal forms of the roots ʼwh and ḥmd indicates that, although the original distinction between the roots may have become somewhat blurred, a fairly consistent pattern is still discernible; it suggests that the verb form of the lexical root ʼwh refers to a desire that arises from basic human needs (hunger, thirst, etc.), whereas the verb form of the lexical root ḥmd denotes a desire that stems from greed.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341268
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Lexicology
Terms חָמַד חמד
אַוָּה אוה
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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