Origin of English word SEMESTER

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The word SEMESTER is addressed in the entry: METER


English Word

METER

Edenic Word

MeeDaH

Hebrew Word

מדה

Transliteration

Mem-Dalet-Hey

Pronounciation

MEEDT-AH

Conversion

[MD → MT]

Meaning

measure, size, characteristic

Roots

Old English metan (to measure out), Latin metiri (to measure) and Greek metron (measure, rule, length, proportion) are the topsoil roots of words like METE, METER, MEDIATE, and MODE.

The given Indo-European “root”s are me (to measure) and med (to take appropriate measures). The deeper M-D or M-T Edenic roots include  מד   MahD (measure - Job11:9) and  מדה MeeDaH (measure, size, characteristic - Exodus26:2). אמצע  EMTS[A]h is the middle or MEAN, from Mem-Tsadi-Ayin  (middle)– in Aramaic and Syriac  See MODE for mathematical concepts like MODEL.


Branches

מדד    MoaDahD is to measure;   מדד   MeeDaiD is to survey; and מדד  MeDeD is a measurement. Cognates of METER at Indo-European “root” me include COMMENSURATE, DIAMETER, DIMENSION, GEOMETRY, IMMENSE, ISOMETRIC, MAHOUT (from Sanskrit), MEAL, MENOPAUSE, METER, -METER, -METRY, METRONOME, MONTH, MOON (see MOON) , PIECEMEAL, SEMESTER, and TRIMESTER. (See MOON and MONEY for Hebrew MN words of counting. Not to be confused,  as the AHD does, with   מ-ד   M-D words of measuring.)

The following words are attributed to Indo-European “root” med: ACCOMODATE, COMMODE, EMPTY, IMMODERATE, IMMODEST, MEDICAL, MEDICATE, MEDICINE, MEDICO, MEDITATE, METHEGLIN, MODAL, MODE, MODEL, MODERN, MODEST, MODICUM, MODIFY, MODULATE, MODULE, MOLD-, MOOD-, MOTE-, MODIOLUS, MUST, MUTCHKIN, and REMEDY.

 To measure in Saami (Lapp) is mittidit.  The   מ-ד   Mem-Daled subroot of measurement appears at MIDGET.    One arrives at the MIDDLE of MIDPOINT only by measuring. Besides all the MD/T measurement terms in English, like AMID and MID, there are many IE words like  German mitten (middle),   Spanish medio (mid) and French metre (meter).

MEASUREMENT is a MENTAL activity.  All the MENTAL, and  MIND words might be M-D words too, if the N is nasalized (extra,  not historic, added to aid pronunciation  MATTER is quantifiable substance. The dictionaries guess that Latin material, "substance from which something is made,"  meant the “inner wood of a tree."   “MATTER” is compared to. Portuguese madeira, wood.  אמצע   EMTS[A] h EMTS  (middle) is also a mathematical concept, and a related Mem-dental term to our מ-ד   Mem-Daled family of measurement .  [Mark Feffer]

             See  MATHEMATICS and  MODE


Bible Verses

Exodus 26:2 ארך היריעה האחת שׁמנה ועשׂרים באמה ורחב ארבע באמה היריעה האחת מדה אחת לכל־היריעת׃

“The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have one measure.”


Strong

(4060)

Related Words

MIND



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