It started all in Bavel–Babylon]
We are not allowed to make “sculptors”, 3 dimensional structures of living creatures,of animals of fish,birds, of the sun ,moon etc. all described in this week Tora reading.
Deuteronomium: 4:16 Lest you become corrupt and make for yourselves a graven image, the representation of any form, the likeness of male or female,
פֶּ֨ן־תַּשְׁחִת֔וּן וַֽעֲשִׂיתֶ֥ם לָכֶ֛ם פֶּ֖סֶל תְּמוּנַ֣ת כָּל־סָ֑מֶל תַּבְנִ֥ית זָכָ֖ר א֥וֹ נְקֵבָֽה:
17 the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the heaven,
תַּבְנִ֕ית כָּל־בְּהֵמָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּאָ֑רֶץ תַּבְנִית֙ כָּל־צִפּ֣וֹר כָּנָ֔ף אֲשֶׁ֥ר תָּע֖וּף בַּשָּׁמָֽיִם:
The word TAVNIT- תַּבְנִ֥ית – is often used in the Tora and translated by FORM / Likeness —the form of a bird etc
It is FASCINATING TO LOOK FOR MORE MEANINGFUL TRANSLATION.
Tavnit: for those who are a bit familiar with Hebrew will recognize that in this word T—V–N…T the ROOT letter are V–N [V AND B are interchangeable in Hebrew,like in Spanish and French]
You will recognize the word BeN=sun [Ben Gurion][and less glorious” Bin Laden]
B–N =sun but the letters also form the word for building [BoNe in Hebrew] and this is easily understood if BeN means sun So, instead of FORM [Tavnit] we could use the word BOUW=FORM How so BOUW ?
Compare now Dutch Etymology
From Middle Dutch bouwen, from Old Dutch buwan, from Proto-Germanic *būana.
root letters: B…N
In Dutch many family names start with VAN—- Vincent VAN Gogh means Vincent, the sun of Gogh [V–N=B–N]
This would bring us very close to the Hebrew and if I had to translate I would use this word [bouwsel ] instead of form /likeness or any other word