Origin of English word DANCE

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English Word

DANCE

Edenic Word

DahTS

Hebrew Word

דץ

Transliteration

Dalet-Tsadi

Pronounciation

DOTS

Conversion

[D-TS → D+N S]

Roots

DANCE (to move to music or to leap) is from Old French danser;

No Indo-European “root” is known.

דץ   DahT(S) is defined by Ben-Yehudah as “to rejoice, dance or leap” --  (Job41:14). The N of DANCE was added in the common phenomenon of linguistics and Babel-babble called nasalization.


Branches

DANCE is danse (French), tanssi (Finnish),Tanz (German), taniec (Polish) and tants ( Russian and Yiddish – retaining the original TS ending.   Because DANCE was  widely borrowed,  the variations are slight throughout Europe.  Dutch, the Scandinavian languages and even Turkish all spell it dans.

Irish da m hsa (dance) nasalizes  דץ DahTS with an M, not an N.    Scottish Gaelic, however, nasalizes it with an N twice: da nn sa (dance).

 Spanish  Flamenco dancing may be from Semitic dancing, but their word for “dance” is  different. Baile (dance)is like BALLET.   The Spanish were thinking more about “mixed movement” than joyful leaping – see BALL.


Related Words

BALL



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