Origin of English word ASTEROID

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The word ASTEROID is addressed in the entry: SIDEREAL

English Word


Edenic Word


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The AHD’s Indo-European “root” for SIDEREAL is  sweid ( "shine"). A fricative-dental-liquid etymon provides better sound and sense. In Aramaic-Syriac סדר $iDar is he arranged, put in order;  סדר SayDeR, order, appears in the Bible only in Job 10:22.

SUTURE is the line on which sewing is done, echoing  סדר $ayDeR is a row or arrangement. SUTRA is a thread in Sanskrit, and is the term used for the scriptural narratives in Buddhism. Aramaic  $’DRAh is a series, and  $iDRaH means a portion in the Hebrew scriptural narrative. Considering the S-DT-R terms above, SIDEREAL (of the stars or constellations) would suggest that Latin sideris (star) is a constellation, arrangement or row (of stars). For further proof that sideris infers a constellation and not an individual star, note the Indo-European “root” for SIDEREAL. Although the AHD  defines Indo-European sweidas "shine," the derivatives CONSIDER (which meant "observe stars carefully") and DESIRE (which meant "to await from the stars" according to the AHD) have astrological connotations. Astrological CONSIDERATIONS involve the $eeDOOR (order, arrangement) of stars, clusters and their $ayDeR (regular, orderly) STELLAR movements. A $eeDOOR conrtains the arrangement of prayers. A Passover סדר SEDER is an ordered, ritual meal.

For disorder, or disarranged Samekh-Dalet-Resh, see ABSURD.


STAR is then influenced by Sin-Dalet-Resh, by SHiDayRaH (row) and by other more astrologically charged terms like $ayTeR (hidden; related to ESTHER), ASHToReTH (IKings 11:5 - ASTARTE worship – to close to EASTER for some),  (Mee)SHDTaiR (to rule – see   SATRAP) and SHaLADT (to rule – see   SULTAN). These last two terms recall the ancient belief that the STARS STEER us, rather than our steering by the stars. Greek aster (star) gives us ASTERISK, ASTEROID, ASTRAL, and many ASTRO- words from ASTRONAUT and ASTRONOMY to ASTROPHYSICS.

For an officer charged with law and fricative-dental-liquid order – see SATRAP.

More fricative-dental-liquid order at “DORSAL.

When an Israeli says that he’s  סדרב B’ $ayDeR it means that he’s OK, in good health.

סדר  $ayDeR, with only a fricative shift, appears in the “health” words like Czech zdr avi,    Polish  zdrowie, Russian  zdrovye  and Serbo-Croatian zdravlje – see    HEALTH.

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cantankerous grouch   11/23/2014 3:30:00 AM
Re. this page (http://www.edenics.net/english-word-origins.aspx?word=ASTEROID) Under 'branches" section, second line, "ASTARTE worship – to close to Easter... "TO", "TOO", and "TWO" are different words, different meanings

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