Greetings and many, many thanks for the information that's been shared in this thread. I personally find that the more I learn about the Ethiopian tradition and wisdom, the more my faith in Christ is strengthened.Hiywot said:According to the Ge’ez dictionary (Aleqa Kidanewold’s), the names Sador, Alador, Danat Adera, Rodas are Ge’ez words. “Sador” means the piercing on the ribs by the lancet; “Alador” means the piercing on the right hand; “Danat” means the piercing on the left palm; “Adera” means the piercing on right foot; and “Rodas” means the piercing on the left foot. In Amharic we use these names as in Ge’ez. This is because names are usually not translated but used as they are.
In reference to these Ge'ez names, I am struck by their similarity to a gift that was given to me many years back by a friend of mine. He gave me a clay square with the following Latin words engraved:
I wonder if the Ge'ez names are derived from this Latin word square?
Read more about the fascinating Sator square here on wikipedia
Do the words in original Ge'ez script form a palindrome in the form of a cross like they do in Latin?