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What are the Hebrew words for "king", "fool", "intellect", "heart" that apply to the saying "if you put the "m" before the "l", you're a king, if you put the "l" before the "m", you're a fool"?

Question #138746. Asked by chabenao1.
Last updated Apr 27 2023.
Originally posted Dec 30 2014 10:54 PM.

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"The Hebrew word for king 'melech' has an /m/ and then an /l/. And the Hebrew word for fool 'lemech', has an /l/ and then an /m/. The Hebrew word for intellect is 'molech' - has an /m/ and then an /l/. And the Hebrew word for heart, the seat of passion, is 'lev' - begins with an /l/. So if you put the head before the heart - the /m/ before the /l/ - you are a king, and if you put the heart before the head - the /l/ before the /m/ - you are a fool."


Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 27 2023.
Dec 30 2014, 11:07 PM
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