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Re: Hebrew Ferrets (was: Relay)

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 5, 2003, 15:32
Katav Steg Belsky:

> > > "lema`aneikh etein gam ferret"? > > > What on earth is this "ferret" he's gonna give for thy sake? > > It's actually a |vered| "rose".
::total disappointment:: So simple! Then now I know what "ferret" is! I looked into a dictionary!
> Ooops, i misremembered the line. It's actually: > et <something> bematana etein gam vered..."
Ah, that's totally differnet. But the way you quoted it first ("lema`aneikh etein gam smth") made me to search the original in the Tanakh! But it was a wrong association based on the meaning, not on the wording... [For curious ones: it was Isa.43:3 "natati khafr'kha Mitzrayim, Kush u-Sva tachtekha"]. So styled it is! Just like "l'ma`an Tziyon lo echeshe" (Isa 62:1)...
> Maybe it's the fact that he's rhyming it with |seret| that makes it sound > like "ferret" to me...
> -Stephen (Steg)