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From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, February 13, 2003, 4:21
On Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:47:42 +1300 Wesley Parish
<wes.parish@...> writes:
> 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, "narrow". -Stephen (Steg) "en catalañazor / perdió almanzor / el atambor."


Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>