Origin of English word TOURISM

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The word TOURISM is addressed in the entry: TOUR


English Word

TOUR

Edenic Word

TOOR

Hebrew Word

תור

Transliteration

Tahf-Vav-Resh

Pronounciation

TOUR

Conversion

[T-OO-R]

Roots

TOUR, to take a sightseeing trip, is from Old French tourner (to turn).

The TOURIST sense is far sharper in the Biblical Hebrew where  TOOR is to "explore" the land (Numbers13:2).  The essence is not sight-seeing, but going around to see the lie of the land.


Branches

TOAR (line, row or TURN) covers the TOUR of duty sense. TaYaR is a TOURIST in Modern Hebrew.

See TIER and TURN  for sound-alike dental-liquid opposite words of  straight lines, and swerving away from straight lines.  Sahf-Vav-Resh matches Samekh-Vav-Resh – see SWERVE.

TOURISM is not about DURATION (see DWELL).  Dental-liquid staying power is heard in DOOR (to dwell – see DWELL).  But the same Daled-Vav-Resh, DOOR, means “to encircle” (Ezekiel 24:5 – see TIRE).


Related Words

TIER,TURN,SWERVE,DWELL,TIRE



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