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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Secondary meaning to mahout - מהות
Date Thu, 27 May 2010 23:31:50 GMT
Beautiful.

On May 27, 2010, at 7:03 PM, Ted Dunning wrote:

> I heard some time ago that Mahout had a meaning in Hebrew in addition to the
> normal reading that we started with as the driver of the elephant.
> 
> Unfortunately, my Hebrew is non-existent beyond recognizing the letters on a
> top so I had to find somebody who knows the language to clarify.  I have had
> a few folks promise to send me the correct spelling, but none followed
> through.
> 
> Today I finally got a native informant to confirm that mahout in Hebrew or
> rather (מהות) means "essence" or "true meaning".  That seems like a pretty
> nice tie-in for a data-mining project.



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