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Are the roots צור (to form, shape, fashion) יצר (to create) and צר (to shape, form, model) related or do they just share similar meanings?

Are there any commentaries, scriptures, that connect these roots?

  • צור and צר definitely are, as the vav can often be omitted from the middle of a root. יצר most likely is as well. In general, when you have words with similar form and similar meaning, they're related. – Scimonster Oct 29 '16 at 21:09
  • How do you know these roots have these meanings? I've never heard of a root צר meaning that, or, I think, צור. – Double AA Oct 29 '16 at 23:08
  • @ double AA: Found it in Hirsch his dictionary. P.s. See also doitinhebrew.com dictionary – Levi Oct 30 '16 at 5:39
  • צר is not a root - all biblical Hebrew roots are three letters – Joshua Pearl Nov 2 '16 at 19:50
  • @JoshuaPearl צר may not be a root but could be seem as a parent root or structure to create different root words. But what I was trying to show is that I found these certain letter combinations with certain meanings when transfered to different words which seemed comparable. I also read about the common denomitor between them having to do with 'pressing' and also 'forming'. Which made me wonder... – Levi Nov 4 '16 at 6:20

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