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By Isaac Mozeson

No Confidence Vote in the library's ABODE of etymology




ABODE      BaYiT       Bet-Yod-Tahf

Ba-YITT_____ בית ____[BT à BD]

ROOTS:   As happens too often, the simplistic, Semitically-challenged reference books lump ABODE (dwelling) with unrelated words of similar sounds, like "confide," "federal" and "fidelity."  The words behind the myth of the weird Indo-European "root" bheidh (to persuade, compel, confide) is treated sanely at  ”AFFIDAVIT," "BET," "FAITH," and VOTE. 

Old English biden, to stay, tarry  is given for BIDE, ABIDE and ABODE, but the Amerucan Heritage Dictionary compels us to have no confidence in their bizarre etymology.

An ABODE or dwelling is a common dental shift (Tahf/T to D) from  בית  BaYiT (house, home -- Genesis 33:17).

Cary Elias has no antipathy to Semitic, and notes the abad element in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.  In Punjabi and  Urdu: ????? ???? Islam abad means the "Abode of Islam."  The  abad element is found in other city names such as Hyderabad (India), Jalal-Abad (Kyrgyzsta), Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Jalilabad (Azerbaijan) and Firooz Abad (Iran).

BRANCHES:   The novice Edenics reader quickly learns how the Bet/B and Tahf/T of   בית  BaYiT can shift bilabials (lip-made letters) and dentals (tooth-made letters) to be the source of many global ABODES.

These are not historical, regional variations, like BETHLEHEM, PA, BETHESDA, MD or  hould also  American synagogue names like Beth Shalom or Beth Aharon.  These are prehistoric spin-offs of a primeval Bet-Tahf from our Edenic

or Proto-Earth homeland.   

  A brief sample:

EDENIC         B  aYi    T                בית  (dwellingplace, house, home, family)


Arabic             Bay       T

Cambodian    Wa        T                temple     

Cornish           Bo         D               house

English            Boo      TH             hut

German           Bu        De

Irish                 Bo         TH             hut

Japanese         Ba         Tsu           family

Lithuanian        Bu         Tas           house

Norse               Bú          D     

Siamese          Wa          T              temple  

Thai                 Wha         T             temple

Ukrainian         bu        dynok

Welsh              Bo           D             residence


Sanskrit vis is a house; the source of VAISYA (settler). BayiT can be read [V]aYi(S).

RW adds bilabial - dental words for a building:  budova, Czech and Slovakian ; batiment, French; Gebäude,   German; budynek , Polish;  budovat , Slovakian.  Then, for the verb “to build”: batir,  French and  budovatsh in Polish.

Of course, there will also be spin-offs of BaYiT where the bilabial-dental (lip-tooth sequence is reversed. Probably the best known is TEPEE (TEEPEE or TIPI), the Native American tent-home, from Dakota (Siouan) dwelling, house.

Cultures with guttural-fricative "house" words, like English "house" and Spanish casa were thinking of a covering or shelter, not a dwelling.   See HOUSE.


I'm back home in Safed  after Edenics trips to Haifa, Asdod and Jerusalem.  Nothing makes a new place feel like home than returning there after a long absence.                          Just ask the Jews.

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