Slings and Glyphs

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Slings and Glyphs

Post by Ethan » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:00 am

1 Kings 6:32
He carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees -
קלע עליהם מקלעות כרובים ותמרות

We have the word "carve" alongside the verbal noun "carvings" in the KJV translating from the Hebrew root, קלע (H7049) homonymous of a word meaning Sling.

Strong's H7049 - to sling, to throw with stones with a sling

(1)
γλύφω—קלע 'to carve, cut out with a knife
γλύμμα—מקלעה 'engraved figure, Glyph

(2)
σφενδονίζω = σφενδονάω—קלע 'use the sling

Sling , Old Norse slyngja, slyngva
The Arabic for slingshot is مقلاع (miqlae)

The English and Norse are written with an L alike the ל in קלע
that are absent in the Latin and Greek.

The Latin word is funda, perhaps from אבן "stone".

σφενδόνη; II.the stone or bullet of the sling, Xen.; τοιαύταις σφ., of hailstones.

Judges 20:16 קלע באבן/σφενδονῆται βάλλοντες λίθους"
"Sling stones".

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Re: Slings and Glyphs

Post by Ethan » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:18 am

Proverbs 26:8 אבן ב מרגמה / λίθον ἐν σφενδόνῃ
a stone in a sling

The word מרגמה is produced from ἀραγμός, the initial מ because the verb end in -μος/-μα since מרגמה roots to רגמ without the מ hence αραγειν or αρασσω.

αραγμος - ἀ. πετρῶν crashing shower of stones
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Re: Slings and Glyphs

Post by Ethan » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:25 am

Euripides, Phoenissae 1140
To begin with, we fought with bows and thonged javelins, with slings that shoot from far and crashing stones

καὶ πρῶτα μὲν τόξοισι καὶ μεσαγκύλοις
ἐμαρνάμεσθα σφενδόναις θ᾽ ἑκηβόλοις
πετρῶν τ᾽ ἀραγμοῖς: ὡς δ᾽ ἐνικῶμεν μάχῃ

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... g=original

The word ἀραγμοῖς is identical too the word מרגמה. In Proverbs 26:8

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