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By Isaac Mozeson


CARS in Eden ?!

Mar12

The driver slapped the steering wheel, and challenged: "You aren't going to have a Hebrew source for CAR, Habibi."

Well, Rachel is riding a כר KahR in Genesis, the riding compartment or CAR of her camel.

Read on:

CAR KHaR Khaf-Resh

KHAR_______כר_______[K-R]

ROOTS: 1) Whether or not it's running, CAR is supposed to derive from Latin currere (to run), from the IE “root” kers (to run).

The CAR of an elevator or an air balloon doesn't run any­where, but is the name of the riding compartment or cab. It is therefore quite possible that words like CAR, CHARIOT and CARGO originate from an ancient term for the CARGO or passenger area of a vehicle.

Not to put the CART before the horse, camel riding and lading must have preceded even the crudest of CARRIAGES. Thus כר KHaR or KAR ("saddle pillow," "furniture") seems a good etymon for CAR.

The poor translations of this term in Genesis 31:34 have been updated. We can now picture Rachel stashing her CARGO of stolen idols in a palanquin, a saddle com­partment with awnings and curtains set atop her camel. A similar rriding compartment was made for riding elephants.

2) CAR words also deserve more moving etymons.

Double כר KHaR to get כרכרה KiRKaRaHA (carriage), translated "dromedary" in Isaiah 66:20. The dromedary is the fastest of camels, not unlike a COURSING COURSER (fast horse) that a COURIER might ride.

. K-R running words include כרר KaRahR (to move round, to turn in a circle, כרכר KiRKeR (to turn about – II Samuel 6:14) and . כרע KaR[A]h ( knee, leg – Leviticus 1:13

BRANCHES: The IE “root” kers (to run) includes CHARGE, CORRIDOR, COURSE, CURSIVE, CONCOURSE, CONCUR, DISCOURSE, EXCURSION, HUS­SAR, INTERCOURSE, OCCUR, INCUR, PRECURSOR, RE­CUR, SUCCOR, CAR, CAREER, CARGO, CARICATURE, CARRY, CHARGE, CHARIOT (see “CHARIOT”), CARPENTER, and more.

Pumping the כרע KeR[A] (knee – Exodus 12:9) is running. Guttural-liquid-guttural knees include Eskimo sirkrok and Hawaaian koli. See the second approach at CORRIDOR.

For other running etymons, חרוץ KHaROOTS ("bestir" in 1I Samuel 5:24) is a possibility. It is related to מהר MAHaiR (hurry – see HURRY).

The wheel, גלגל GaLGaL, and cart, עגלה [A]GaLaH (wagon in Numbers7:3), are merely Grimm's Law changes away from our CAR.

KR wheel-spinning etymons include: סחר $aK[H]aR (to go around, circu­late, reel), כרך KoRaKH (to roll), כרכור KeeRKOOR (whirl, circle) and כרכר KeeRKaR (top, distaff, spindle). The Edenic Gimel-Lamed wheel powers many IE wheels, like the Ukranian kolo.

Cognates of CAR not mentioned above include CAREER, CARICATURE, CARIOLE, CARRY, CORRIDOR, COURIER, COURSE, CURRENT, DISCOURSE, EXCURSION, HUSSAR, INCUR, INTERCOURSE, OCCUR (see OCCUR), PRECURSOR, RECOURSE, RECUR and SUCCOR (see SUCCOR).

קרוןQaROAN is now thw word for a wagon, street car or railroad car. Another Aramaic and Hebrew term to consider is גרגר GaRaR (to pull). גררה GiRaRaH is a snow CARRIAGE or sleigh. For the riding compartment seat, the CHAIR, our Khaf-Resh etymon does fine – see CHAISE.

See ACCELERATE, CYCLE HURRY and OCCUR.

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