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Penny and I had a great time with you, Donna and your daughter earlier this month. We leave tomorrow for Alaska so I won't be able to read your reply to this post for about a week (unless I can get to a computer). Do they have computers in Alaska yet?

How's this for a fair definition of "qnoma"; a word which has no English cognate. Qnoma is "nature realized in a particular indivual" or "the essence which underlies the nature of the individual". Is this close to your definition of "an individuated, non personalized instance of a kayana (nature) which is in fact concrete reality" or "underlying substance/concrete nature"?

God Bless you my brother,
Shlama Akhi Keith,

We had a fantastic time with you, too. I hope you enjoyed the Persian fare and Aramaic liturgy. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

That's a great English definition of Qnoma. Even though there's no direct cognate in English, we can still give it an English definition and it can still be described with English.

Have a great time in Alaska, and a safe trip!