Origin of English word JUNGLE

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English Word

JUNGLE

Edenic Word

YaGHaR

Hebrew Word

יער

Transliteration

Yod-Ayin-Resh

Pronounciation

JUG-ARE

Conversion

[ Y-GR →J(+N)GL]

Meaning

Forest

Roots

JUNGLE Is from Hindi jangal (desert, forest, jungle), which came from Sanskrit jangala (wasteland, desert).

  יער  Y[A]'aR or JaGHaR means wilderness or "forest" (Deuteronomy19:5).  As most J words in IE, the Hebrew original was a   י Yod / Y. Before a guttural, like the ע    Ayin / GH, a nasalization (extra N) is common. Thus J+N+G.  Lastly, the R to L liquid shift is a universal principle in linguistics. Another word for a thickly wooded area beginning with a guttural and Resh is              חורש   K[H]oaReSH (thicket, grove –see HURST.)


Branches

If the second element in juaguarondi or yaguarundi means anything like "cat," then the JGR or YGR element of this Tupi word should mean "jungle."  The Tupi Indians live in the jungles of Brazil; the Portuguese conveyed to us this native term for the JAGUAR (wildcat of the jungle).  יער YaGHaR as woods may be behind Basque equrra (wood) and kara (forest) of the Wyandot Iroquois (Amerind).


Related Words

HURST



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