🏷  Levi Semitic pun · symbol   —   by Gerry · Sep 2020 · 196 words

On Phoenician steles, you regularly find generic blossoms that don’t seem to depict any particular flower. They’re inconspicuous decoration. But later spooks seem to reference these blossom symbols as puns. It may be that to spooks, they represent the word לבלב lblb livlev for “bloom” & “blossom”, which is of course a Levi pun, and thus stands for “mockery” & “finance”. May also explain the name Blum.

Phoenician funeral stele with blossoms, from Athens.

Phoenician funeral stele with blossoms, from Athens.

Hannibal movie with Phoenician blossom column

Hannibal movie about the Phoenician general:
This wide-screen shot was used to sneak in Phoenician blossom symbols.

Hebrew, Aramaic lblb = bloom, blossom

לבלב lblb livlev : to bloom, blossom — Hebrew (Klein)

לבלוב lblwb livluv : blooming, blossoming — Hebrew (Klein)

לבלבא lblbˀ lavleva : bloom, blossom — Hebrew (Jastrow)

לבלב lblb : to sprout; to sprout, blossom; to flame up; to flourish — Aramaic (CAL)

Hebrew lˁb = mock, play, jest

לעב lˁb laab : to jest, deride, mock; Syriac ܠܥܒ: mock, delight oneself, be greedy; Arabic لعب: play, sport, jest — Old Hebrew (Strong)

לעב lˁb leˁav : to jest, mock; Aram. לְעַב (= he jested, mocked), Syr. אֶתְלַעַב (= he delighted in, was eager), Arab. la’iba (= he played, sported, jested). — Hebrew (Klein)

לעב lˁb leˁev : sport, mockery — Hebrew (Jastrow)

🏷  Levi Semitic pun · symbol