Origin of English word HONOR

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The word HONOR is addressed in the entry: HONORARIUM


English Word

HONORARIUM

Edenic Word

HOAN

Hebrew Word

הון

Transliteration

Hey-Vav-Noon

Pronounciation

HONE

Conversion

[HN]

Meaning

wealth

Roots

There is no Indo-European “root” for HONEST or HONOR, nor is there any HONOR (fairness) in the root of HONESTY.

 Latin honos and honor mean esteem, dignity and repute – not moral virtue. Greek onos is a price.  A man of HONOR

 was a man of wealth, which may or may not have been won HONESTLY.

With the semantic shift from prestige and financial repute to ethical repute, one has to go to HONORARIUM   (a professional payment, such as a barrister’s fee) to find the financial root of HONOR. HOAN in Proverbs 30:15,16

 means wealth and plenty. HOAN is “wealth” in Psalms 112:3.


Branches

HONESTATION means adornment, not virtue.  An HONORARY degree or other HONORIFIC is too often  awarded to a wealthy donor more than an HONORABLE one.

German Honarar means fee, royalties or salary.  If there is an Edenic root for an H-N HONEST word it might be from a guttural shift of Kahf-Noon, KaiN (honest, upright – Genesis 42:11).

Japanese hanjo [suru] is to be prosperous. 

See OWN.


Bible Verses

Proverbs 18:11 הון עשׁיר קרית עזו וכחומה נשׂגבה במשׂכיתו׃

“The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit.”


Strong

(1952)

Related Words

OWN



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