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Headword: Χὰμ σκηνώματα
Adler number: chi,62
Translated headword: Ham's quarters
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] Egypt. Since Mesrem[1] was the son of Ham, Egypt [is] "Mesrem."[2]
That which today is called "Meser".[3]
Greek Original:
Χὰμ σκηνώματα: ἡ Αἴγυπτος. ἐπειδὴ τοῦ Χὰμ ὁ Μεσρέμ, Μεσρὲμ δὲ ἡ Αἴγυπτος. ὅπερ λέγεται σήμερον Μέσερ.
Notes:
Χαμ in the headword phrase is clearly to be taken as genitive based on the context. However, like other Greek borrowings from Semitic languages, the word does not receive inflectional endings.
[1] Otherwise Μεσραίμ , usually transliterated from the Hebrew מִצְרַיִם miṣrayīm as "Mizraim" in modern English versions. See Genesis 10:6 and 1 Chronicles 1:8. See also mu 674 (Μεσρέμ ).
[2] Theodoret (PG 80.1496c) on Psalm 77.51 LXX, where the headword phrase occurs in the dative plural.
[3] (Addendum lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFS.) In modern Arabic, the word for Egypt is مصر misr.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 March 2008@12:30:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics; more keywords) on 13 March 2008@05:00:49.
Raphael Finkel (Added Hebrew) on 5 June 2008@12:23:20.
Catharine Roth (added capitalization) on 3 June 2009@01:36:58.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 14 April 2011@07:31:27.
David Whitehead (additions to notes) on 7 November 2013@07:12:57.
Raphael Finkel (Added Hebrew; minor tweak) on 7 August 2014@15:09:01.
David Whitehead (coding) on 31 May 2016@10:36:28.

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