What substance's name - perhaps -
derives from a phrase that means "what is it?" in Hebrew?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics (meaning), linguistics, neologism, idiom, word origin, syntax, dialect, lexicon (vocabulary), diction, pidgin, synonym, antonym, homonym, cant, argot, lingo, and redundancy.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Manna was the food miraculously supplied
to the Children of Israel in the wilderness. According to the
OED, "the etymological tradition or conjecture
preserved in Ex. xvi. 15 represents the word
as having originated from the question man hu?
‘what is it’"
16:15 - And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another: 'What
is it?' --for they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them: 'It is the
bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Please note that these are draft questions for the board game MooT.
If you spot an error or disagree with anything I've said here,
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