ripen, mature, wean, grow large
Greek megalo means great, from IE
root meg (great). GaMaL means to ripen, mature, wean, or grow large
(Genesis21:8). In this verse, Isaac reaches MAJORITY
(metathesis גמל GaMaL, remembering that guttural G shifts
to J, and that liquid L shifts to R). The largest animal in the Middle East is the גמל GaMaL (camel, Genesis
24:11). See CAMEL. גמר GaMaR means to
complete; to end or cease in Psalms 12:2, or to achieve perfection in the
Aramaic of Ezra 7:12. כמר KaMaR is to ripen;
גמר GaMaR means complete, learned
(intellectual greatness or mastery - Aramaic of Ezra7:12).
Thus גמרא GeMaRAh is the Talmud
is Jewish Aramaic. The weaning of the heading is about completion and growing
up; GML shifts liquids to GMR (liquid shift).
cognates of MEGALO- and MEGA- words include: MAESTRO, MAGISTERIAL, MAGISTRATE,
MAGNATE, MAGNITUDE, MAGNUM, MAGNANIMOUS, MAGNIFICENT, MAGNIFY, MAGNILOQUENT,
MAHATMA, MAHARAJAH, MAJOR, MASTER, MISTER, MAXIMUM, MAY (month), MICKLE (from
Old Norse mikill, great), MUCH and OMEGA. MACRO- words are related;
Greek makros and Australian Aborigine murr-ka means
large. Echoing GaMaR (completion) is KaMaR (to ripen). Proof
that Gimel-Mem-Lamed means attaining majority, not weaning in Genesis 21:8 is
the fact that old is gammal or gammel in Swedish, Danish and
RW suspects that that the
following words for old are also from GaMaL: In geros, old in Greek, the liquid has
shifted, and the Mem/M has been dropped. With a Mem/M dropped, lao
in Chinese and gae in Thai are more possible forms of GaMaL.
Other old words at ANCIENT and SENILE. The sense
development or relationship between weaning (being too old or large for
breastfeeding) appears in two Harkavy definitions of עתיק [A]TeeYQ: 1. weaned (Isaiah 29:9), 2. old (I Chronicles 4:22).
MAJESTY and MAJORITY are widely borrowed words, as seen in
German Majestat and Major. The MEGALOMANIAC is far from
and antonyms are at ACME and MEEK.
implies finished. absolute, complete, and full in Farsi (Iran, IE) is kamel. This is a guttural and liquid shift from GaMOOR (complete).
Genesis 21:8 ויגדל הילד ויגמל ויעשׂ אברהם משׁתה גדול ביום הגמל את־יצחק׃
And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.