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16:53 Nov 17, 2001
Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Hebrew term or phrase: Zuab Garin Sila
amulet
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Summary of answers provided
5meaningless expressionNoah
4 +1not HebrewBarbara Schmidt-Runkel
4an "amulet" is "kame`ah" or "Sgoolah". The other words I dont understand.
liora
2 +1That's not HebrewDana Cohen


  

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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
That's not Hebrew


Explanation:
Not hebrew. I'm not even sure that's aramaic. Doens't sound right.

Dana Cohen
Israel
Local time: 19:34
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  John Kinory: Sounds more like Urdu than Hebrew
2 hrs
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
not Hebrew


Explanation:
To all three of your postings: none of these are Hebrew. You wrote that the expressions are from amulets: what kind of writing is it? There are very few "real" amulets with the post-exilic Hebrew script. If they all have the pre-exilic script and you've transcribed it into Latin, then you must know that this can't be Hebrew.

Barbara Schmidt-Runkel
Local time: 18:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ruth Moses
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15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
an "amulet" is "kame`ah" or "Sgoolah". The other words I dont understand.


Explanation:
none

liora
Israel
Local time: 19:34
Native speaker of: Native in HebrewHebrew, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 27
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7 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
meaningless expression


Explanation:
I have previously answered another amulet question and suggested that if the amulet is inscribed in Hebrew letters which have no meaning in Hebrew the expression is evidently a cipher or code. There are various types of ciphers that were used over time. Some use abreviations or initials of longer Hebrew or Aramaic expressions, some are one-to-one correspondence ciphers, and some involve scrambling of letters, some of each individual word as a unit, sometimes of two words and sometimes of the entire phrase. If you knew what the amulet's purpose was (e.g., warding off the evil eye,protecting infants from death, providing for sustenance, preventing illness, etc.) it would help in unraveling the code. Please refer to the other answer I gave in relation to an amulet question.


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Noah
United States
Local time: 12:34
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