Re: Nekhama connection with Ginesya #general
Genesis is >from Greek not Hebrew. The Hebrew name for the book oftoggle quoted message Show quoted text
Genesis is b'reishit, whose root is resh-alef-shin meaning head or top.
As far as I know, Genesya is of Slavic origin, and it's possibly linked
to Hanna (at least by sound), since Russian usually changes the "h" to
a "g". The "ya" at the end would be a usual Slavic feminine suffix
rather than a reference to god, as in many biblical names.
But the link to Nehama still seems to be mostly empirical.
tom klein, Toronto
David <rosens@...> wrote: