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Re: Hebrew, etc. [was: Multi-lingos

From:Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...>
Date:Friday, August 25, 2000, 3:51
On 24 Aug,  Steg wrote:
>Okay, here's another "doubtful nice idea": > >i always thought that _tikhon_ meant "upper", so "high school" would be >translated as "high school"....i think this idea came from seeing a map >somewhere of the Biblical Period, which labeled the Persian Gulf >something like ha-Yam ha-Tahhton, making it "lower" and the mediterranean >"upper".
Not having seen the map, I can't comment on the name "ha-Yam ha-Tahhton"; but regarding "tikhon", I'm sorry, but it means "central" or "middle". It comes from the word "tokh", which means "within" and no way comes even close to meaning "up" or "high". Dan Sulani -------------------------------------------------------------------- likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.