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Motke: Is it Nahem?

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Submitted by dhimmi no more, May 29, 2019 at 06:14

Hi Motke,

In Syriac/Aramaic the word Nahem or ܢܚܡ means comfort/raise (the dead or resurrection)

There is an Arabic root نحم but it does not mean "rise, stand, resurrection"

https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-ar/%D9%86%D8%AD%D9%85/

So my question is: Is the Hebrew equivalent Nahem? This is the root used in Ibn Ishaq's biography of Muhammad: Menahemana but it is not an Arabic word which is clearly a misreading of the Syriac/Aramaic ܡܢܚܡܢܘܬܐ or Mnahemnuta

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