Re: Are *dHeg^Hom and adamah cognates?

From: Rick McCallister
Message: 69956
Date: 2012-08-10

I've seen that before and I'm surprised that Ruhlen hasn't run with it, along with English earth and Hebrew erets

From: Joao S. Lopes <josimo70@...>
To: Cybalist <>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 9:39 AM
Subject: [tied] Are *dHeg^Hom and adamah cognates?

Could we assume that PIE *dHeg^Hom "earth" and Semitic 'DM "earth are cognates? Could we infer a common Nostratic source? Or some mutual influence? In both languages there's the pair earthly being (human)/earth, cf. homo/humus and adam/adamah. Is there another language where the word for "man" mean "earthly"?

Joao S. Lopes