Old English hus is linked to the IE
base (s)qeu (to cover, hide). The Indo-European base recalls סכה $ooKaH (booth see SHACK). Hebrew has enough HS
and KS words of covering or shelter to meet terms like HOUSE, HOSE (socks or
foot covers), Casa (house in Spanish) or CASINO.
These include חסה [K]Ha$aH to seek refuge or "take
shelter" in Judges9:15).
חסות [K]Ha$OO(S) or [K]HaSOOT (refuge - Isaiah30:3), and חסוי [K]Hee$OOY
in Isaiah4:6 is a "pavilion." In Psalms104:18
it is a "refuge" for rock-badgers that might better be called a
HUTCH. [K]Ha$aN is to store (see MAGAZINE).
Oikos is a house in Greek (whence
DIOCESE, ECESIS, ECOLOGY, ECONOMY, ECUMENICAL. And several more. Spanish Casa
is also a HOUSE (a
KS shelter) in Italian. Portuguese and Rumanian. The Latinate K softens to a
Germanic H, as in German haus, Dutch huis, Swedish, Danish,
Afrikaans and Norwegian hus and Yiddish hois. For the second
element in HAUSFRAU (housewife, from German) see FRUCTIFY. The
Serbo-Croatian house is the harsher kuca, while Hungarian again softens
have compassion) is a covering term, a desire to shelter and house the
[K]Ha$aH is to seek protection or take refuge (Psalms 57:2). A HUSK is a
HOUSING for grains.
Indo-European root ghos-ti
(stranger, guest, host) may therefore link up to these KH-S or HS terms. If so,
we can add the cognates GUEST, HOST, HOSTAGE, HOSTEL, HOSTILE and HOSTLER along
with HOSPICE, HOSPITAL and HOSPITALITY.
Ta hsia is a Chinese mansion.
An example of Het-Samekh in a garment providing shelter is Japanese misaki
(cape) a metathesis of MaK[H]$eH (shelter). Houses are one room in much of
the Third World, so the Indonesian house, rumah, makes sense see
Greek house, spati, has the bilabial-T of Arabic bayt or Hebrew
BaYiT see BOOTH. See ENSCONCE and SCENE.
socks, are housings for the feet. The French shoe, chaussure, has
reversed and softened the guttural-fricative seen in Germanic shoe words
see SACK (pouch).
For a wearable HOUSING, German Hosen, Finnish housut
and Yiddish hoisen are trouser words that mean covering from
our Het-Semekh root. See BREECHES.