Mitzrayim (was: New To List)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 13, 2003, 4:21|
On Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:47:42 +1300 Wesley Parish
> Mizraim, best known nowadays as the name of one of the branches of
> the Middle-Eastern Jewish community - Mizrahim, the people of Mizraim.
> Wesley Parish-
I guess you're using |z| for /ts/ ?
That's generally transliterated |tz| or |ts|, so the country is Mitzrayim
and people from Mitzrayim are called Mitzrim.
The Modern Arabic name for Egypt is Misr, with an emphatic |s|.
"Mitzrayim" seems to be the dual form of "Misr", possibly refering to
Upper & Lower Egypt. The name may be associated with the root TzR,
"en catalañazor / perdió almanzor / el atambor."