Latin electus (a verb of picking and
choosing) is traced to an Indo-European root leg (to collect).the alleged IE
root is leg- 1 (to collect).
לקט LeQeDT is to pick up,
gather, collect or glean. Its similar in Ugarritic, Akkadian, Syriac, Aramaic
and Arabic. לקט LaQahDT is to"gather" in Genesis31:46. Choosing by casting lots is the LaQaDT of Joshua7:16. התלקט HiTLaKaiDT is to unite. קלט QeLeDT, to take in, is a
metathesis of לקט LeQeDT. Koof-Lamed-tet is
similar to Syriac and Arabic terms for avaricious, and קלט QeLeDT is now used in Modern
Hebrew to mean was gathered or collected.
Reversing Lamed-guttural is also about gathering see CULL. In Exodus 35:1 Moses is assembling, קהל Koof-Hey-Lamed,
all, כל Kahf-Lamed,
the people. Including the ע-ל Ayin-Lamed in the heading, all three gutturals
before a ל Lamed are about gathering.
Cognates via Indo-European leg
include: ALLEGE, ANALOGY, APOLOGY, COIL, COLLECT, CATALOGUE, COLLEAGUE, COLLEGE,
DELEGATE, DIALECT, DILIGENT, DIALOGUE, DECALOGUE, , ELIGIBLE, HOMOLOGOUS,
INTELLIGENT, LECTERN, LECTURE, LEECH, LEGEND, LEGIBLE, LEGION, LESSON, LEGAL,
LEGISLATE, LEGITIMATE, LIGNEOUS, LOGARITHM, LEX, LOYAL, NEGLECT, PRELECT,
PROLOGUE, PRIVILEGE, RELEGATE, SACRILEGE, SELECT and SYLLOGISM.
not listed here, although it is allegedly from Latin legere, to gather,
thus ultimately from LeQeT (to gather, collect). LahGNaY in Syriac refers to
artichokes. There, therefore may be a better, Semitic source for LEGUMES. Any
and all food items are gathered, so the given etymology sounds like a typical
speech words here, like CATALOGUE, DIALECT, DIALOGUE, LEXICON, LOGOS, DSYLEXIA, ECLECTIC, and EPILOGUE, are from Greek legein
(to gather, speak.) One gathers an audience before any lecture, just as the
QoHeleT (the Biblical preacher the Koof-Lamed is reversed) first gathers a
QaHaL or QiHeeLaH (gathering or assembly Deut. 33:4). The KL/LK sound and
sense is why CULL (to collect) deserves to be here.
words like ANALOGOUS, LOGARITHEM, LOGIC, LOGO-, -LOGY under this Indo-European root are
several LG LEGAL terms. These are better seen as related to HaLaKHaH (the
post-Biblical word for law, literally the way to go, from HaLaKH, to go,
Genesis 3:8 the root is Lamed-Khuf).
lectures, LeQa[K]H) is a LESSON, wisdom, or
that which is taken, gotten, or gathered in INTELLECTUALLY. A match for LeQeDT (to choose,
gather, glean) is Finnish kerata (to gather, collect) only a liquid
shift and metathesis away. It is only the shift away from QeLeDT (to take in).
CULL and LEX.
Genesis 31:46 ויאמר יעקב לאחיו לקטו אבנים ויקחו אבנים ויעשׂו־גל ויאכלו שׁם על־הגל׃
And Jacob said unto his brethren: 'Gather stones'; and they took stones, and made a heap. And they did eat there by the heap.