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By Isaac Mozeson

Finding the WATER Source


It isn't easy to divine the subterranean source of water.  Nothing too wet in Pre-Hebrew or Edenic sounded like 'water.'  One clue was German vasser and Russian voda or vody.  The Proto-Earth source of these 'water' words ought to be able to provide both a whistling fricative (like S) and a tooth-made dental (like D).


The Edenic letters were designed for versatility, as if some designer knew they would be used to widely diversify the once only language.


Only the  ץ Tsadi / TS (or Tsadik, righteous man) gets to dance at 2 weddings, as both a dental and a fricative.


Finding the V/W sounds easy, but the first few tries didn't wash.


The entry:

WAT(ER)           Ra[K]HaTS         Resh-Het-Tsadi

W(R)ah- HUTS_____רחץ  _____[WR-H-TS à WT]

ROOTS: Anglo-Saxon waet is thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European (IE) “root” wed (water, wet).


1.  רחץ   Ra[K]HaTS is to cleanse in Genesis 18:4.  The verb 'wash' naturally is tied to the noun for the WET stuff one WASHes with.

The Resh/R can render a WR or just W. See the CraWzy Wabbit Rule at entries like 'WRONG. The Het, like Hey/H, can be silent. The Tsadi/TS can be the T of WET or the SH of WASH, see WASH.  Also רחץ   Ra[K]HaTS best provides both w+ dental (D,T)  and the W+frticative (S,Z) of foreign 'water' words, see the 'Branches' section below.

2.  רטב    RaDToa(V) or WRaDToaBH means moist or wet, especially like the moisture of 'green' plants (Job 8:16)     . Another  ר-ט   Resh-Tet word that can offer W-T WETNESS is  רטף    RaDTaF or WRaDTaF (moist --  Job 33:25). 


  ROTTEN has no IE root. It could very well be that ROT – always associated with undesired moisture-- derives from this  ר-ט    Resh-Tet/RT root (YJS).

Conversely, moisture is often good.  טוב   DTOA(V) means good – see DIVINE.  The ט-ב  Tet-Bhet end of  רטב  RaDToa(V) could reverse to supply  V-T thus

W-T wetness. In fact, רטב  RaDToa(V) backwards, VTR, rather looks like WATER.

The RT root recalls the IE base lat (wet), the source of LATEX, which likewise refers to the moisture of plants.


The common R- to- L change is not needed for another Hebrew word of moistening and dampening – לתת LaTaT (used to wet grain -- EDK). Arabic latta is mixing flour with water.


BRANCHES:  Hebrew rain words like  טל DTahL (dew – Genesis 27:28) and מטר  MaDTahR (rain – I Kings 17:1) prefer the RT or LT element. Cognates of WET at IE “root” wed include DROPSY, HYDATHODE, HYDRA, HYDRANT, HYDRO, (HYDROUS), NUTRIA, OTTER, VODKA, WASH, WATER (see VITAL) and WINTER.

Most likely a fricative-dental divide, as in Tahf/Sahf and Tsadi as S or D/T is at work when comparing 'water' words of lists A and B. 

A) includes Bulgarian вода voda, Croatian vode, Danish vand, Icelandic vatn, Czech, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian vody, Slovakian voda and Swedish vatten.

 B)  Estonian and Finnish  vesi, German Wasser  and  Hungarian viz (pronounced S ).

But two different Edenic etymons may be the cause, such as  רטב  Resh-Tet-Bhet seen here, and  זבה the Zayin-Bhet flowing word at SEEP.

Supporting רחץ Ra[K]HaTS as 'water' source are reversals that have dropped the Resh/R such as Chinese shui and Turkish su.


The WET WATER of green plants is dripping with VERDURE and green words like VERDIGRIS, VERDITER and VERT. To get vert (green in French) take the third letter of  רטב  Resh-Tet-Bhet/  R-DT-(V) and flip it to the front of the word. This is an M312 metathesis.  The IE “root” virere (green. . .Latin verb of unknown origin) includes BILIVERDIN, TERRE-VERTE, VERDANT, VIRESCENT and VIRID.

Verde is 'green' in Italian, Portuguese, Rumanian and Spanish. For greenness of fresh vegetation, see GREEN.

In studies of world vocabulary, akwa is Earth’s most popular term for water. See קו   QaV  (line) at  AQUA.  Water finds its קו   QaV  or level. Other people are dirty or thirsty, and don't let physics decide with which Edenic word to call the wet stuff.

And what happened to the standard Hebrew water word - מים MaYiM? For example, there is mom (water) in Maidu Indian, and nahm (water) in Thai.  Native Floridians named the MIAMI River for a term that means drinkable water  -- see MIAMI.  

More ר/R-to-W shifts at WALK, “WAR” and WRONG.  

More 'water' words at INERT.


It never rains in Israel in June, not even here in the Galilee.

But this morning was different.

This morning I had clothes on the line.

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