🏷  Semitic hidden ruler pun spook name · name   —   by Gerry · Jul 2020 · 154 words

The name suffix Stein and its variant Stone pun with השתנה h-štnh hi-shtanah for “changing oneself” or “disguising oneself”. This reflexive grammar form exist with variations in Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic.

For Bible & Targum occurrences of this grammar form, see number 2.

Hebrew h-štnh = disguised, changed

השתנה hštnh : Hith.: disguised himself, was changed, was different — Hebrew (Klein)

השתנה hštnh hishtaná : to change, become different; (intransitive, hitpa‘el construction); Compare Arabic شَتَّانَ‎ (šattāna) — Hebrew (Wikt)

השתנה hštnh : did not remain as before, changed; Biblical language: wore a costume, changed appearance for hiding — Hebrew (Wikt)

Aramaic ˀ-štny, m-štny = changed, disguised, transformation

אשתני ˀštny : to be changed, transformed; to disguise oneself — Aramaic (CAL)

משתנינו mštnynw : transformation — Aramaic (CAL)

Arabic, Persian štˀn = there is a difference

شتان بينهما štˀn bynhmˀ shattana baymuhuma : there is a great difference between them — Arabic (Richardson)

شتان štˀn shattān : they are different, there is a difference between them — Persian (Steingass)

🏷  Semitic hidden ruler pun spook name · name