tags:  Esther Semitic pun · name   —   by Gerry · Feb 2020 · 107 words

The Purim festival is officially named after “lots”, but is celebrated by dressing in costumes & masks. It also celebrates Esther, which puns with “veiling” & “hiding”. So the real meaning must have something to do with masks, costumes, veiling, hiding. I suggest it is עפר ˁpr, which means “cloaking” & “covering”.

Hebrew, Aramaic ˁpr = covering, cloaking

פור pwr : Pur, Purim: “lots”, a Jewish feast — Old Hebrew (Strong)

עפר ˁpr : to cover — Hebrew (Klein)

עפר ˁpr : to put on a cloak — Aramaic (CAL)

עפר ˁpr : mantle (?) — Aramaic (CAL)

Needless to say, there’s nothing wrong with common folks celebrating Purim. It’s just a joke by the spooks.

tags:  Esther Semitic pun · name