Origin of English word ABASE

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To ABASE is to bring low, humble or degrade. The world watching when Saddam Hussein’s statue was brought low saw people in Bahgdad place their shoes on the pieces. There is no greater ABASEMENT in the Middle East or elsewhere equal to stepping on or trampling something. ABASE is thought to be from the Late Latin and Indo-European “root” bassus (low).

The infinitive בוס BOA$, Bet-Vav-Samekh, and the active verb of trampling, בסס Ba$ahS, Bet-Samekh-Samekh, is found in verses like Isaiah 63:18.  There, enemies have “trampled” the sanctuary. Obviously, ABASEMENT, bringing low, not footwork, is involved.  The Bet-Shin lowness of shame is seen in ABASH below.  The affects of Babel left many hidden cognates within Indo-European that are the inverse of each other. Witness BASE and SUB (below).  More bilabial-fricative lowness at ABYSS.


The listed cognates of ABASE are BASE, BASS,  BASSET, BASSO, DEBASE and BAS-RELIEF.  The AHD places BASIS (see BASIS)  at a different  Indo-European “root” which means “to come.”   בא    BAh is to come (Genesis 6:13). The German and Yiddish foot, fuss, should be from פסע Pa$[A]h (to step – see PACE, related in sound and sense to our BASIC Edenic ב-ס  Bet-Samekh or bilabial-fricative term of trampling underfoot.

The sun get low every evening. VESPERS and WEST may be related to our B-S root, after a Bilabial shift.

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