Yet another amorphous invention of the AHD is
the so-called Indo-European root mer- 1 expressing certain qualities of mind. MOROSE
(gloomy, sullen) is somehow listed as a cognate of MORALE and MOOD. These
scholars missed German murrisch (surly, sullen).
מר MahR means emotionally bitter (I Samuel
22:2). In the book of Ruth, the MOROSELY bitter, widowed Naomi (whose name
means pleasant) wants to be called מרה MaRAh
(bitter Ruth 1:20).
מרה MaRAh or
MaRaH (Deuteronomy 21:1) can also harden to mean obstinate and rebellious. מרד MeR eD is a rebellion (Genesis 14:4), as
they are a) מר MR MOROSE and bitter movements
aimed at b) רד RD
(see ROOT) bringing . down
the power structure.
would have MORAL and MORES as cognates of MOROSE, since scholars of this caliber associate ethics with
a state of mind-- similar to way they link God and giddiness. The
Edenics supporters who want to bury the slipshod etymologies now in print must
be rebellious, but not surly. Polish markotniec (in low
spirits) suggests more than sullen MORENESS; the מר MR could be a
reversal and opposite of רמ R-M
high spirits seen at RUM. Other bitter M-Rs in Polish include marmolada
(MARMOLADE see MYRTLE) , maruda (grumbler), marynata (MARINADE,
pickling in brine) and morski (MARITIME). Latin amarus (bitter) covers the bitter taste of מר MahR, See MARASCHINO at MARINE and MYRTLE.
I Samuel 22:2 ויתקבצו אליו כל־אישׁ מצוק וכל־אישׁ אשׁר־לו נשׁא וכל־אישׁ מר־נפשׁ ויהי עליהם לשׂר ויהיו עמו כארבע מאות אישׁ׃
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became captain over them; and there were with him about four hundred men.