A comparison of Egyptian symbols with those of the Hebrews by Frédéric Portal, baron de; John W Simons

By Frédéric Portal, baron de; John W Simons

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Consult Nos. 208 and 242, of Alphabet). , p. 174). The Hebrew name of eyelid is the same as that of the celebration of di festival. m^uj scHMRE, in the feminine plural n-nair schmruth, ni"i:2a schmrim, ohsereyelids ; and in the plural masculine vatio, celebratio festi (Gesenius). The common root of these two words is as, father, Creator, will, All these significations were connected together verdure, grass, a fruit. in the cosmogony the Creator, God, formed the world in his love or his will the grass, verdure, the leaves, represented the birth of the world, because nature seems to be born again when the leaves appear ' : ; 49 EGYPTIAN SYMBOLS.

53). and tii« The Egyptian monuments confirm this interpretation (Cliampoiiion, Precis, p. , p. 276). , p. 218). d brbrijvi (Gesenius). EAR. 4 According to Horapollo, the ear of a bull represented hear 17^g (I. 47). This sign is the determinative of the verbs to hear, to litten (Champ. , 387, 388). azn signifies an ear, to hear, to listen, and whence, says Gesenius, comes the name This of ear, because among animals that organ is sharp. remark is the commentary on the passage from Hora polio and the hieroglyphic representing the ear.

21 ; See 53 EGYPTIAN SYMBOLS. Plutarch, in a passage altered from the treatise on Isis and Osiris (cap. XXXVI), and restored by the commentators {vide Leemans, Adnot. , p. 292), says that the reed was the symbol oi royalty, of irrigation, and the fecundation of all things- The Hebrew word possession, royalty, frr:: woman; it schde signifies field, region, must also have had, according di to Gesenius (p. 983), the signification to sprinkle, and, according to Guarin, that of grass. ^ The various acceptations of these words come from ''~i':i their root of "la schd, signifying a teat, sign of the fecundati un all things.

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