The Root Mhh Attested in Ugaritic

The Root Mhh Attested in Ugaritic 312 `abdk.an.avd`lmk, 'thy servant am I and thine eternal slave' (lit. : 'and one-of-thine-eternity') 1). Bearing in mind this determination of the genitive by a possessive suffix, something of the sort may be meant in the enigmatic Hab. i 11, where 1115 7t would then mean 'his Strong One' or, 'Possessor (Source) of his s.', perhaps a borrowed phrase with cultic significance 2). Manchester J. M. ALLEGRO SHORT NOTES THE ROOT MHH ATTESTED IN UGARITIC As far as I am aware the root m h h has not yet been found in the Ugaritic texts published until now. In three instances a word mh occurs, but in two of these (1 Aqht : 201 and 2 Aqht : I : 39) it seems to be quite a different word of which the meaning is not yet clear to me. In the third case, however, where the word 7JJJ occurs (GORDON, 125 : 27) it had, as far as I know, always been brought into connection with the Accadian word muhbii "brain". This vision was favoured by the fact that in the context the word is followed by ris "head" and the usual translation "brains of the head" was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Vetus Testamentum Brill

The Root Mhh Attested in Ugaritic

Vetus Testamentum, Volume 5 (1): 312 – Jan 1, 1955

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© 1955 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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312 `abdk.an.avd`lmk, 'thy servant am I and thine eternal slave' (lit. : 'and one-of-thine-eternity') 1). Bearing in mind this determination of the genitive by a possessive suffix, something of the sort may be meant in the enigmatic Hab. i 11, where 1115 7t would then mean 'his Strong One' or, 'Possessor (Source) of his s.', perhaps a borrowed phrase with cultic significance 2). Manchester J. M. ALLEGRO SHORT NOTES THE ROOT MHH ATTESTED IN UGARITIC As far as I am aware the root m h h has not yet been found in the Ugaritic texts published until now. In three instances a word mh occurs, but in two of these (1 Aqht : 201 and 2 Aqht : I : 39) it seems to be quite a different word of which the meaning is not yet clear to me. In the third case, however, where the word 7JJJ occurs (GORDON, 125 : 27) it had, as far as I know, always been brought into connection with the Accadian word muhbii "brain". This vision was favoured by the fact that in the context the word is followed by ris "head" and the usual translation "brains of the head" was

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