Origin of English word PHRASE

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English Word

PHRASE

Edenic Word

PoaRaSH

Hebrew Word

פרש

Transliteration

Pey-Resh-Shin

Pronounciation

Poe-RUSH

Conversion

[P-R-SH → PH-R-SH]

Roots

PHRASE is from Greek phrazein (to point out, show).

1. PaRaSH is to divide, spread out, specify, explain and “declare” – Leviticus24:12. Greek phrazein can simply mean "to declare."

 PoaRaSH means to be specifified, explained or declared – Numbers 15:34.  (Me)PHoaRaSH means explained;  PaRaSH is to clarify, explain or interpret.

2. fitting the declarative nature of the Greek, more recent source of PHRASE is BaSaR, to announce, relate, tell, declare (Harkavy). The noun form, B’SoaRaH, is  in .II Samuel  18:20.  It is too often translated as “good tidings”.


Branches

Cognates of PHRASE include HOLOPHRASTIC, METAPHRASE, PARAPHRASE and PERIPHRASIS.

See PREACH.


Related Words

PRIZE



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