🏷  Semitic pun spook name · name   —   by Gerry · Sep 2020 · 88 words

The name Copernicus, of the man who formulated the heliocentric model of the universe, means “covered-up wealth”, if read as Hebrew כפר נכס kpr-nks. And indeed, on both his parents’ lines, Copernicus came from wealthy merchants & politicians. He probably wasn’t such a rebel after all, but simply yet another spook “genius” by birthright.

Hebrew kpr = cover, deny; nks = wealth

כפר kpr : to bend, arch over, cover; to deny, withhold the truth by claiming ignorance; to ignore — Hebrew (Jastrow)

נכס nks : riches, treasures, wealth — Old Hebrew (Strong)

🏷  Semitic pun spook name · name