The Holy and the Holey https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2021/03/the-holy-and-the-holey/

Why should a Hebrew verb originally meaning to puncture have produced so many words relating to both the non-holy and to holes?

March 31, 2021 | Philologos
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