BUCKAROO is the
Spanish vaquero (cowboy) as pronounced by Gringos (foreigners or
Americans). The cowboy tends his VACCA (cow in the lingo of the American
Southwest), from Latin vacca (cow). VACCINE and VACCINATION come from
that Latin term, while Latin bacca (cow) is the given etymon for
BACHELOR (but see BACHELOR) and BACCALAUREATE. Back to cattle, Greek boukolos
(herdsman) is the source of BUCOLIC. (The liquid shift, L from R, is
In Israel, a cattleman or
herdsman is a בוקר BOAQaiR (Amos7:14).
בקר BaQaR is a generic term for domestic
(herds of) cattle, cows, oxen, etc. In Genesis26:14 the
term is pronounced VAKKAR, while the harder B, as in bacca above, is
more common (as in Genesis 18:7).
Why are large cattle a Bet-Koof-Resh
word? בקר BaQaR also means to cleave or split, as in
Arabic baqara, andthese larger beasts do the ground breaking or
plowing. The double entendre in Ezekiel 34:11 infers that cattle are carefully
(BQR) examined. Every daybreak (BQR) a farmer examines or takes stock of his
livestock to see if he has lost or will lose any to sickness, or will gain one
with a pregnancy.
ALBACORE may sound like tuna fish, but it comes from
Arabic al (the) bukr (young cow). The Spanish calf is becerro.
The Bet/B of BaQaR shifts to all the other bilabials (lip letters). The paco
in ALPACA (llama) is the Peruvian Indian word for beast. Pecus (cattle)
in Latin gives us PECULIAR, PECUNIARY and PECULATE. Also linked to Latin peculium
(riches in cattle) via the Indo-European root peku are words like FEE, FELLOW,
and FEUDAL. The meat of a buck or cow was called baq by Maya Indians.
The Quechuan Indians named their domesticated, cud-chewing animal the VICUNA.
Wuhais the native Australian cow.
BUCOLIC is given many cognates under the
IE root gwou (ox, bull, cow). BUCOLIC is more likely from a generic
cattle word, like BaQaR (S-L), that a specific species word. The root, like the
word COW corralled within, is a reversal of the B(W) and K(C) of
Bet-Koof-(Resh)/BQ(R). Already in Persia, we see בק Bet-Qoof reversing to kov (cow)
and the Farsi gav (cow). Similarly, a Thai buffalo is kwy. There
are GV or GW cows too: Govedo in Bulgarian, gai in Hindi, gowand gau
in Pamirian (Iran), and govet (a herd of cows) in Talysh
BUGLE, BUCEPHALUS, GAUR, GAYAL and GORAL, along with BEEF,
BOVINE, BUFFALO, BUTTER and BOTHER, are all thought to come from a fabricated
IE root gwou. More BQR BaQaR livestock at CARIBOU.
All sharing Bet-Koof-Resh, the Edenic words for cattle, to
examine and morning must share a theme of careful inspection. BoaQeR, morning,
is reflected in Taino bajacu (dawn, the morning light) the time a
herdsman breeder can inspect his herds gains and losses over the night. A
familys net worth was greatly affected by each beasts getting ill or
(V)aQaR is close enouph (M132)) to the VRK of AARDVARK
to consider the Biblical cattle word as a source for the poor mans beef:
PORK. The Latin porcus (pig) has a few other possible Edenic etymons
see FORK and GOPHER .
BUCCANEER is another meat word from BaQaR, The Portuguese
brought this meat barbecue term
from the Tupi-Guarani natives of Barzil. For the full story
of how grilling meat got associated with pirates, see Dr. Allan Metcalfs The
World in So Many Words .
(via Glenn Weinstein )
CALF shares a guttural-liquid with עגל [A]yGeL (calf
Exodus 32:4). But a middle-L is unreliable. CALF shares a guttural-liquidbilabial
BaQaR, so it might be an M231 (S-L, S-B). HEIFER.
For a widespread metathesis of Bet-Koof-Resh, see CARIBOU.