Origin of English word MANNA

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English Word

MANNA

Edenic Word

MahN

Hebrew Word

מן

Transliteration

Mem-Noon

Pronounciation

MUNN

Conversion

[MN]

Roots

Of course the MANNA from heaven is merely a Hebraism of MahN from Exodus 16:15.  When the puzzled Israelites say this strange food is “MahN,” they may not be asking “what” in Chaldean (as the Lexicon suggests). The proper Hebrew question MaH (what?)  is in that same verse or in Genesis  46:33.

MahN more likelyalludes to the Mem-Noon family of amounts see at MANY.   MahN, therefore, means a portion, like MaNaH (Exodus 29:26).  Reading chapter 16 makes it clear that the measured apportionment was the key element of MANNA.


Branches

MaH (what?) is identical to the most spoken “what?” in the world: Chinese ma X433.  'Asking “how are you? in Chinese is ”ni how ma.”    Korean “what” is muos.      [George Shen]


Related Words

MANY



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