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By Isaac Mozeson

Enter the YEAR OF THE S N A K E


SNAKE          SHeeNaiQ          Shin-Noon-Koof

S(H)E-NAKE_______שנק___[SH-N-Q àSNK]

ROOTS: SNAKE is from Anglo-Saxon snaca and is guessed to have the invented Indo-European (IE) “root” sneg (to creep; creeping thing).  It is not  accurate to describe a SNAKE as a creeper (see SERPENT), and to make the SNAKE a cognate of SNAIL (see SNAIL).

The SNAKE is the animal world’s only strangler;  שנק  SHeeNaiQ is to strangle in Jewish Aramaic.  Akkadian sanaqu, is to press – see HANG.  Edenic strangulation,  חנק [K]HeNeQ, only has the NK, but consider that this creature is 98% NECK.

 The SNAKE also squirts (venom) and can leap forth - the definitions of  זנק  ZeNaiQ ( leap -- Deuteronomy 33:22).

  זנבZaNaBH (tail – Exodus 24:4 – see ”ZOMBIE”) and  שן SHeN (tooth...fang – see TINE) are relevant SN terms as well.  Many animals bite, but snakebite is special enough to consider the relevancy of  נשך  NaSHahKH (to bite -- Genesis  49:17) among our fricative-nasal-guttural terms.

Another etymon for SNAKE is   נחשNaK[H]aSH (snake - Genesis 3:1).  Yes, the end S of NKS has to snake its way to the front of the word, but one sees many examples of an Edenic root letter #3 becoming a  #1 root letter in English or another derivative.  This  henomenon is called in Edenics an  M312 metathesis.


BRANCHES: The NG nasal-guttural  element in world SNAKE words is striking. The Indo-European root ang(w)hi (snake, eel) includes ANGUINE and ANGUILLIFORM from Latin anguis (snake).

ECHINO-, ECHINODERM, ECHINUS and ECHIDA are at this root thanks to Greek ekhis (snake –

which has only lost the initial N of  נחש  NaKHaSH).

The ANACONDA (20-ft. snake) is an NK snake term from Singalese or Ceylonese that stresses the constriction seen at HANG.  חנק [K]HeNeQ and  שנק SHeeNaiQ both mean the kind of strangulation that boa constrictors do for a living.  Of the largest giant boas, the ANACONDA has an unknown etymology.  One guess has konda from the Singhalese word for “stem.”   This is a nasalized (added N)  קנה QaNeH, stem – see CANE. Just as the larger snakes have vestigial arms and legs, the D of ANACONDA may come from a primeval Shin/SH.  If so, one can see past a nasalization, and discover the NaK[H]aSH in ANACONDA.

In the Chumash/Hokan tribe of Calif. Kn'shahp, snake  < M213   נחשNaK[H]aSH.

CONGER is a large eel; only the extra R in its immediate source, Greek gongros is not consistent with NaK[H]aSH.  Or, perhaps the first GN element should be reversed; in some global “eel” words it is not easy to tell heads from tails.

To SNIGGLE is to catch SNIGS (eels in English dialect). Another  M312 much like SNAKE.  Eel and snake words should sound alike.  Chinese often reverses Edenic. Their word for eel and earthworm  is shan X573.

The least subtle  forms of נחש  Na[K]HaSH (snake) are the Hawaiian nahesi (snake) and the Navajo na’ashόii (snake).  More SNAKE/eel words include the Amazon Indian kana.  “KAN” is at the heart of the Hopi Indian word for bull-snake, Arabic hanash (eel - #1-#2 letter swap), Hawaiian kuna (eel - NK reversed), Japanese unagi (eel), Kiowa Indian sane (K drops out; Russian smeya is similar), Maya Indian kana, Indonesian ikan belut (eel), noso, niha and katoun in various Malay dialects, Swahili nyoka and Thai ngoo.

Eel, or any elongated fish, is also  naʼashǫ́ʼii łóóʼ  in Navajo  < M132   נחש Na[K]HaSH, snake.

The  ח  Het is the letter in נחש  Na[K[HaSh most likely to be molted, and the Shin/SH-to-dental shift (constant in Edenic to Aramaic) is seen at TAURUS. Therefore the Cherokee (Amerind) snake, inada, belongs here with the ANACONDA.

Reversing (N)HS to Chinese she (snake) recalls NeeK[H]OOSH (divination, magic).  The blind snake uses heat sensing to catch prey. Thus, besides “divination,”  נחש  NeeK[H]aiSH is to GUESS and חוש K[H]OOSH means to sense or intuit – see GUESS.

The serpent of Eden is wrongly demonized in Western, post-Manichean, dualistic theology which needs a divine scapegoat for “evil.”  Read correctly, in the original,  the  נחש  Na[K]HaSH (snake)  creature is merely that animal symbol of guessing, intuiting by animal instinct,  of making moral decisions by subjective intuition.

Adam and Eve chose to listen to the animal, and so were given an animal’s life. To prove that the Hebrew Bible is not rattled by the snake, the NaK[H]aSH later bests Pharaoh’s sorcerers, and heals stricken people.

Snake magic is all about the creature’s neurology. Snake handling is long associated with magic, from snake charmers in Bombay to medicine men among the American Indians. American medicine men with M.D.'s show the sign of the snake on a pole because of Numbers 21:9. The healing 'brass serpent' is admired by copperheads everywhere.  נחשת Ni[K]HoSH(eT), or brass, is nossoe in Korean).

Taking up serpents is one of the five signs of believers saved from damnation at the end of the gospel of Mark. Whether one sees the SNAKE as a healing figure or as a Satanic one,  these unique creatures have taken a NiS(H)eeYKHaH (bite) out of Man's consciousness.

Albanian shllige is an adder. The SLG is nasalized among Germanic tongues, whose snake words are spelled like the German Schlange. These fricative-liquid-guttural terms belong here.  The Germanic snakes are a nasalized, metathesis of זוחל    ZOAK[H]eL (reptile).  See the verb of sliding at SLUDGE, or the noun of a creeper at SLUG.  There is an N-L relationship, so this ZKL slithering root  is relevant to our fricative-nasal-guttural root.  Recognizing the odd N-to-L shift (as well as a metathesis), allows us put the Navaho snake, klesh, on our radar.

The scholars at AHD made a real נחש  Na[K]HaSH (snake) word like ECHINUS ( an M213) a cognate of unrelated words like OPHITE, which came via Greek ophis, snake.   Ophis is a reversed צפע   TSePH[A]h, adder or asp .  The Greek ekhinos, hedgehog, means the 'snake eater' or  אכל-נחש  OKHeL-Na[K]HaSH.            See ASP, PYTHON and SNEAK.

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