LOL, please don't do 'Van Gorp' on me; this is not about the Oera Linda Book.
And "Jaw" is most certainly NOT pronounced like the English 'jaw', or 'mandible'.
This a better find of yours:
"A snake hiding in a tree has two main symbolic meanings. It can either mean that a person has died and his soul has reincarnated or a person may die."
That would connect the Egyptian Neheb Kaw with the Serer Jaw.
The Egyptian Ka(w) is the human spirit
And I wonder what Neheb could mean besides 'unite'. Kmt_sesh, where are you??
Not sure - just ramblng on - but maybe the -h- in Neheb is pronounced like the -ch- in Bach or Loch Ness?
In that case we have the Hebew 'Nachash', or snake. And what does "Negev" mean? You know, the area between Egypt and Israel?
The origin of the word negev is from the Hebrew root denoting 'dry'. In the Bible the word Negev is also used for the direction 'south'. In Arabic, the Negev is known as al-Naqab.
So we can skip safely skip that one.
I wont play lego linguistics but you shouldn't be so quick to brush it off...
From Middle English fang, feng (“a catching, capture, seizing”), from Old English fang, feng (“grip, embrace, grasp, grasping, capture, prey, booty, plunder”), from Proto-Germanic *fangan, *fangiz, *fanhiz (“catch, catching, seizure”), from *fanhanan (“to catch, capture”), from Proto-Indo-European *peHg̑- (“to fasten”). Cognate with Scots fang (“that which is taken, capture, catch, prey, booty”), Dutch vang (“a catch”), Low German fangst (“a catch”), German Fang (“a catch, capture, booty”), Swedish fång, fångst, Icelandic fang. Related also to Latin pangere (“to solidify, drive in”), Albanian mpij (“to benumb, stiffen”), Ancient Greek (pḗgnymi, “to stiffen, firm up”), Sanskrit (pāśáyati, “(s)he binds”).
Latin pangere through to Sanskrit HE BINDS - you were wondering about 'unite' weren't you?
Fang is really what a snake is all about, capture, catch, seize, embrace, grasp - with it's fangs.
People lose interest when it gets too technical, you just got up me for having a linguistics go, then spend a whole post on whether Lamane equates to Lebanon....
Haplogroup L2a1 was found in two specimens from the Southern Levant Pre-Pottery Neolithic B site at Tell Halula, Syria, dating from the period between ca. 9600 and ca. 8000 BP or 7500 - 6000 BCE
Edited by The Puzzler, 02 September 2012 - 02:34 AM.