I have uploaded
(Baltynanima cupmarked stone)
to the Ancient Ireland file.
This cupmarked stone is located near TOGHER in County WICKLOW and in our analysis of Irish megaliths represents the stars of ARIES and TRIANGULUM.
Togher as a name may be comparable to Triquetra = Triangulum.
TOGHER as a name is similar to the location name of the stone of Ratho on TORMAIN HILL in Scotland.
The county name Wicklow (WICK-LOW) seems similar to ancient Akkadian
Iku for Aries, i.e. IKU = Wick, but this may be chance.
Gaelic neamh "heaven, sky" may account for the NA NIMA part of the Balty-na-nima name of the cupmarked stone.
[Update October 15, 2002]
A LexiLine member, Jacque Driskell has the following comment:
"Regarding: "Gaelic neamh "heaven, sky" may account for the NA NIMA part of the name of the cupmarked stone."I believe that nin and ninma have a Chaldean root for ruler, and as you have written 'heavenly' ruler. With regards, Jacque Driskell"
[Update October 17, 2002]
Frank Obando wrote to me in response to Jacque Driskell's posting as follows:
>The word 'name' also from English since Hebrew 'shamyim' heaven
>and 'shamot' names. Although the biblical >Hebrew 'naam' whisper
>or 'naum' declaration.
Here is my comment:
Thank you for your e-mail, which was most interesting.
In Latvian, there are four major words for "temple, building, house,
hall" and these are
1. NAM-s, NUOMAJA
3. MAJ-a, MUIZHA
1. In my opinion, we find variants for the Latvian NAM "temple,
grand house" and NUOMAJA "in house" in Greek NOMOS (house) and
perhaps the Gaelic NEAMH, of which there is a variant NNVH in Gaelic
for "heaven" which looks a lot like Sumerian NINIVEH. Hence, I think
variants such as Galeic NEAMH meant a "house" or "division" of
heaven and Strong's Greek Dictionary traces Greek NOMOS to NEMO
meaning "to parcel out". We also have Hebrew NA'AH "home", but
originally in the sense of a parcel of "pasture".
2. Latvian CELUMs "something raised, construction, building" is
found in SALEM as in JERU-SALEM meaning "new construction, new
3. In the concordance of the King James Bible, see
the word "shamyim" which you use is written
SHA MAY IM
where MAY may include the Latvian MAJA "house". SHA-MAY-IM is in the
concordance described as a "visible arch" of heaven and SHA could be
as Latvian AUG-SHA or GAISSA "up, up in the air" since SHA-MAY-IM
also means "air" as well as "heaven".
The Latvian variant of MAYA, which is MUIZHA "estate home", is found
used in the Sumerian Temple Hymns, also describing certain parts of
Latvian EKA "hall" is like Greek OIKos "house" which we find as a
root for example in the modern word "ECOnomy".
Contrasted to this your Hebrew shamot "names" which is derived in
Hebrew from the root SHEM meaning "name" but also meaning "there"
and this thus seems to have a different root, e.g. Latvian ZIMOT "to
mark, identify" whence Lavian GIM "face" (palatal G, i.e. DJ) and
also Latvian pronouns such as SHIM "him" and SHIEM "them" so
that "there" is not too far off.
In Hebrew SHEM is written with the two letters SHIN and MEM so that
an original reading of SHIN-M or SHINIM is possible and SHINIM in
Latvian means "this one", i.e. "that named".
English NAME is said to come from Old English NAMA and this from the
hypothetical Indo-European root *NO-MEN "name" which finds support
in Latvian NUO-MIN "to name, to mention".
Related to "balt" in balty is "bolt" according to McBain's Dictionary:
"bolt - a welt, Irish balta, welt, border; from the Latin balteus, girdle, English belt. Cf. English welt, Welsh gwald."
Accordingly, this would be a "border of heaven" of some kind.