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    Why is man called "zâkâr" in ancient Hebrew?

    See here .

    It comes from a root which means "to remember". I've seen an explanation saying that the root can also mean "pointed" and hence, refers to the male organ. I've also seen it said that it refers to men's functions in public. Can anyone explain this to me?
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    On the link you provided, well down the page:

    Nm) rkz (זכר ZKR) - I. Memorial:A remembering and action based on a past even. II. Male:The one of the family that remembers and passes down the family history through story and family name. Also the one who acts and speaks for the family. III. Ram:The male member of the flock. [Aramaic only] [df: rkd] KJV (107): male, man, child, mankind, him, ram - Strongs: H1798 (דְּכַר), H2143 (זֶֶכֶר), H2145 (זָכָר)
    και εκζητησατε με και ευρησετε με οτι ζητησετε με εν ολη καρδία υμων

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Weirdness View Post
    See here .

    It comes from a root which means "to remember". I've seen an explanation saying that the root can also mean "pointed" and hence, refers to the male organ. I've also seen it said that it refers to men's functions in public. Can anyone explain this to me?
    Perhaps it is a loanword from Akkadian - as here: http://www.assyrianlanguages.org/akk...71&language=id

    See also, from the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, this (rather small - sorry !) screenshot - *zikaru* is the third word down, and the relevant entry.
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