A field of AGRICULTURAL words has been
harvested, processed and distilled to the Indo-European root agro (field). Agros
(field) is Greek; aecer (field or ACRE) is Old English. The older
German term for one who worked his ACRE was ackermann.
אכר EeKaR is a
farmer. The plural אכרים EeKaR eeYM
are the "Farmers and vinedressers" (or husbandmen in
older translations) referred to in IIChronicles26:10.
Similar in Akkadian, Aramaic and.Syriac. אכר EeKaiR
is to farm; קרקע QaRQ[A]h
is land. Kahf-Resh-Hey, כרה KahRaH, is to
dig. Digging is at the guttural-liquid root of AGRICULTURE.
In Aramaic, Hebrew's
closest relative, ARGHAh (a metathesis away from AGR) is land and [K]HaQaL is
a field. Remembering that liquids interchange, L→ R, [K]HaQLAh(OOT) is
a well-chosen Modern Hebrew term for AGRICULTURE. The Het-Koof-Lamed may have
influenced words like CULTURE and CULTIVATE. Scientists concur that agriculture
began in Israel and Jordan.
two-letter root is reduced to GR, as GeReSH is yield or produce, and
(M)'GRahSH is a plot of land. [A]hQaR (to uproot) is related. Echoes of
the Edenic words above include Sanskrit ajras (a field), Japanese hor,
to dig and French agriculteur (a farmer). A Frisian ACRE is ikker.
feels that Indo-European agro (field) is from ag- (to drive), since cattle
can be driven to a field. NaHaG means to lead to (Genesis 31:26). The
listed cognates of AGRICULTURE include AGRIA- and AGRO- words like AGROLOGY,
AGRONOMY, and AGROPHOBIA, along with ONAGER, PEREGRINE, PILGRIM, and
II Chronicles 26:10 ויבן מגדלים במדבר ויחצב ברות רבים כי מקנה־רב היה לו ובשׁפלה ובמישׁור אכרים וכרמים בהרים ובכרמל כי־אהב אדמה היה׃
And be built towers in the wilderness, and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much cattle; in the Lowland also, and in the table-land; and he had husbandmen and vinedressers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved husbandry. (JPS)