Re: James Keilty's Prashad
|From:||Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:10|
On Feb 13, 2008, at 5:51 PM, Rick Harrison wrote:
> Very interesting. I was able to view part of the Delany book on
> amazon.com ... found the following to be delightfully strange:
> ``The verb _irid_, to be, as is often the case with
> this verb in other languages, is slightly irregular,
> but _ir_ also means "god" or "wrong" (for reasons
> best known to the Prashadsim); _sha ira_ would mean
> "that is wrong" or "that is god."''
That's cool, but might not be that strange -- the English word _sin_
comes from the PIE root *es-, "to be", in a form meaning "that which
is". And "that which is" could also conceivably mutate into meaning a
specific entity which is believed to exist, such as a god -- cf. the
biblical "I am that am".