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By Isaac Mozeson

Daughters of Eve Agree: Adam Was Made from Mud


Maybe "slime."   And Genesis is on their side.
I got some new "clay" words that fit, so I fashioned this new "MUD" entry from a rib or side of  the DEMOCRAT entry.

I had to bring this to your attention, or Here's "MUD" in your eye.

MUD   ADaMaH   Aleph-Dalet-Mem-Hey

A-dumb-AH         אדמה       [DM à  MD]

ROOTS:  MUD has no Indo-European (IE) "root." Middle Low German mudde and Middle Dutch  modde  mean "thick mud."  Proto Indo-European theorists want to remove the D from Germanic with a theoretical M-vowel word meaning "wet" or "dirty."   But Greek  mydos is "damp."

To cover any M-D dampness, reverse to Dalet-Mem.   דם DahM is translated as juice, extract, wine (Genesis 49:11) or blood (Genesis 9:6). דמע  DeM[A] is  a tear (from weeping) or juice  (Exodus 22:28).  More nasal-dental moisture at MEAD and MOIST.

But a drier, more down-to-earth source for MUD is reversing the Dalet-Mem core of  אדמה ADaMaH (ground, earth, soil, land).  Man or  אדם ADaM is formed "of the dust of the ground "  in Genesis 2:7

Man, thy name is mud. 

The daughters of Eve would agree that some wet and dirty stuff was involved.

One can stand or  עמד  [A]hMahD (I Kings 1:2)  on אדמה  ADaMaH,  as one can run or       רץ RahTS (see "RACE")  on  ארץ AReTS (dry land -- see EARTH).


BRANCHES:  An IE  “root” for this marshy earth term might be the "root" dan (low ground). DANISH and DEN are traced to IE “root” dan.

Dan and אדמה  ADaMaH (earth, ground) ought to link up with words like dam (earth for the Kiowa Indians), din (ground in Thai), tanah (ground in Malay), tian (field in Chinese) and timani (mainland in Eskimo). In Saami, the Uralic language of Lapland, land or earth is aednan.  In Latvian, duna is a mass of moist earth or mud.  

The kind of soil to evoke an image of fashioning a shape would be like clay.

RW adds that Arabic "clay" is teen (a shifted Dalet-Mem/D-M).  Chinese "mire" is reversed to nitu.  Japanese "clay," nendo, reverses our Dalet-Mem/D-M but does not shift the dental.

We need not get stuck in the MUD, since  אדמה  ADaMaH  means the wider "earth," not just "ground" or "soil."  Nasalize that MUD and one gets French monde (world), and  Italian, Spanish and Tagalog mundo (world).  אדמה ADaMaH (earth), even if spun on its axis, makes a fine source for these words and for the IE “root” mundus ("women’s cosmetics, also world"). The American Heritage Dictionary (AHD) adds for this source of MUNDANE (worldly), “Latin noun of unknown origin; possibly from Etruscan.”    


There are dozens of global D-M/M-D derivatives of  אדמה  ADaMaH that should be charted out.
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