Origin of English word EROS

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English Word

EROS

Edenic Word

EReS

Hebrew Word

ארש

Transliteration

Aleph-Resh-Sin

Pronounciation

ER-es

Conversion

[ERS]

Roots

EROS, the Greek for love, has no assigned Indo-European “root”.  The mythological Cupid figure is named Eros, but words  predate names.  According to an ancient song, first comes love,  then comes marriage.

1. ארש Aleph-Resh-Sin (later ס  Samekh) means to betroth (Exodus 22:15) or desire, request (Psalms 21:3).   Akkadian ereshu is to desire; and erisu is a bridegroom. ארס ARa$ is to betroth;  AROO$ is a bridegroom; the word for bride adds a Hey to mke it feminine.  Arabic arus is a bridegroom, and arous is a bride.

2.  Because Greek “os” may be a suffix, we should consider a second path to Greek eros, love, English EROS or the adjective EROTIC.  A more physical path to EROTICISM is the   ער Ain-Resh of arousal and love-awareness in Songs 2:7. עור [O]oWR is to strip (Isaiah 32:11),   עור [O]WR is skin (Leviticus 13:2)   and   ערוה [E]RVaH is “the flesh of nakedness” (Exodus 28:42) .

More ער   Ayin-Resh at  CORIUM and ORIENTATION.


Branches

The Swahili bride is bibi arus, arusi is a wedding.  But remember that Swahili, as a trade language, has much Arabic. Lovely in Japnese is airasii.  Even if one is angry at Cupid, one should not presume that ERe$, poison, is a built-in synonym of EROS.  ERe$ is post-Biblical, and should have contributed to ARSENIC.


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