What do El Al and Matmid mean?

Old Dec 10, 06, 10:07 pm
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Question What do El Al and Matmid mean?

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Just a quickkie as we say here in Oz...what does 'El Al' & 'Matmid' actually mean; in Hebrew I suspect?

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Old Dec 10, 06, 11:08 pm
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Elal means skyward or upward.

Matmid means always, constantly, to persist.
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Old Dec 11, 06, 12:59 am
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Literally - "El" means to or towards and "Al" means above or over. So the combination of the words El-Al can mean a lot of things but the common thing that comes to mind is something like "to above" or "to the sky".

"Matmid" is a shortcut of the old name - "Hanose'aa Hamatmid" (הנוסע המתמיד)- which means - the constant (or persistent) traveller. Matmid itself is a verb for persistent behaviour.

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