Monday, July 01, 2019

The amazing migrating word

PHILOLOGOS: This Word Goes Back 4,000 Years and Spans Over a Dozen Languages. Variations of Hebrew’s misken, meaning “poor” or “unfortunate,” can be found from Italian to Swahili to Tagalog and far beyond (Mosaic Magazine). It looks as though this is an Akkadian word that spread to Aramaic, and then to all over the place.

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