to kindle or burn
This adjective or noun meaning teenager or
youthful is from the Latin word adolesc(ere), to come to
maturity, burn, or be kindled.
is to kindle or burn -- "Kindling
the fire" is in Ezekiel24:10.
If you have raised, taught, or been a teenager, the fiery
part of this etymology is self-explanatory. If you prefer the
"maturity" side of the Latin root, Joseph T. Shipley's OriginsofEnglishWords groups ADOLESCENT with words like ADULT,
ATTITUDE and EXALT. These words are all thought to derive from the Indo-European root al,
meaning "to nourish, hence grow." עלה [A]LaH means to go up, rise, spring up and grow. Whichever
etymological route or root you choose, ADOLESCENCE is recalled by our oldest
surviving language, Hebrew.
Words like TORCH
might also connect to דלק DoLaQ,
as (T / D, R / L, and CH / K are interchangeable dentals, liquids and
LaHaDT, Lamed-Hey-Tet, is an anagram of the same elements in דלק
DoLaQ (liquid-guttural-dental). להט LaHaDT infers a blaze, heat or
flame. LIGHT comes from להט LaHaDT
as well as from an anagram of דלק DoLaQ.
"light" is not LT. German light is licht another form of
LHD, LKD or DLK. Edenic also has a burning youth linguistic
equation, in נער N[A] hR (youth) and נר NeR (light, candle).
Ezekiel 24:10 הרבה העצים הדלק האשׁ התם הבשׂר והרקח המרקחה והעצמות יחרו׃
heaping on the wood, kindling the fire, that the flesh may be consumed; and preparing the mixture, that the bones also may be burned;