Old High German spehon is to search
out, examine or investigate;the alleged Indo-European root is spek (to observe).
TSeePaH is to look; TSaPHaH is to keep watch or observe (Proverbs15:3; 31:27); TSoaPHeH is a scout (whose duties
might include ESPIONAGE). If one prefers the harder SPK of the Indo-European root, note
SH'KaPH (to look out - swap letters #2-#3 see SCOPE.
The TSeePOAR (bird
see SPARROW)) likes to ESPY and to (Hee)BeeYDT (watch see VIDEO. BT
is T(S)-P reversed). Knowledge and vision terms always intersect, so
Tsadi-Phey/ (T)S-PH may be behind Greek sophos (wise) and thus
SOPHISTICATION, SOPHISM, PHILOSOPHY and more.
eye words of Maya Indian (wits), Hopi Indian (poosi) and Greek (ops)
for more Tsadi-Phey/ TS-P(H) words. Extensions of the Greek term give us
AUTOPSY, IODOSPIN, MYOPIA, -OPIA, -OPSIS, -OPSY, OPTHALMIC, OPTHALMOLOGY,
OPTIC, OPTOMETRY, SYNOPSIS, etc.
SPY, an agent of ESPIONAGE, traveled widely in a diplomatic pouch: Spion
is a SPY in Danish, Dutch, Norwegion, Rumanian and Swedish. Add an E before it
for the French SPY, and an E afterwards for the Italian SPY. Add an extra O for
the Estonian SPY, and an extras IN for the German one. Behind the former Iron
Curtain, a Polish spy is a szpieg, while a Latvian one is a spiegs.
Mata-mata, the Indonesian spy, is using his eyes doubly, or his secret
camera to take many a TeMOONaH (picture, image -- Exodus 20:4). In
Hopi, the fricative-bilabial reverses to po-si (eye).
More on nasal-dental eye words at EYE. "