(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 21:10:56 -0500 (EST)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Hebrew Word "Hodu"

<  <  The Hebrew word "Hodu" could mean 'give thanks' or 'turkey'.Any
significance?>  >

Other postings have explained that HODU refers to India (where Turkeys came
from).  But what is the connection between India and Hodu?

It seems that India was known for its precious gems---hence India is the
place of PRAISE = HODU from which it gets its name.

Russell Hendel;Phd ASA; Math; Towson Univ;http://www.shamash.org/rashi