Origin of English word ARSENAL

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English Word

ARSENAL

Edenic Word

DeeYR ZaYiN

Hebrew Word

דירזין

Transliteration

Dalet-Yod-Resh + Zayin-Yod-Noon

Pronounciation

(D)EER SZAYIN

Conversion

[(D)YR+ZYN]

Roots

ARSENAL is officially borrowed from Arabic darassina'ah (workshop, house of skill or trade).  Notice how the initial D was dropped.

The Hebrew is much closer to the way an ARSENAL is used, as a place for storing or making weapons.    דור Dalet-Vav-Resh, DOOR is to dwell, (see DWELL). The   ו Vav is pronounced as a W, and the Liquid shifts from R to L. In the second element of the Arabic etymon,   זין ZaYiN is a noun and verb of arms and weapons, with a related term in Aramaic-Syriac.


Branches

דיר    DeeYR is a shed, דירה  DeeYRaH is the modern Hebrew for an apartment -- both from the Dalet-Yod-Resh above .


Related Words

DWELL



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