Re: thanatos

From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (
Date: Mon Mar 08 1999 - 09:27:15 EST

dellbert wrote:

> Has the word 'thanatos' ever carried with it the idea of 'separation'. Is
> 'separation' part of the etymology of the word?

Why do you ask? Is this a question with reference to the meaning of a particular
Biblical text in which QANATOS appears? Even if "separation" was "part of (?) the
word's etymology", it probably not have any bearing on the way the word was used
there, since etymology is often a poor tool to determine the meaning with which a
word was employed subsequently.


Jeffrey Gibson

Jeffrey B. Gibson
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Chicago, Illinois 60626

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