Origin of English word ACUMEN

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English Word

ACUMEN

Edenic Word

[K]HaKH’MaH

Hebrew Word

חכמה

Transliteration

Het-Khaf-Mem-Hey

Pronounciation

HAKH-MAH

Conversion

[H-KH-M]

Meaning

intelligence, skill

Roots

ACUMEN is a Latin word meaning mental acute-ness as well as a point and a sting.the alleged Indo-European “root” is ak, sig­nifying sharpness.    חכמה K[H]aKH'MaH means intelligence and skill, a word of mental acuity with many sharp branches.

  “ At the head of wisdomis awe for God.”-- Psalms111:10. .


Branches

The  stinging, given etymology addresses a guttural sound, not the M. To sting is [A]QahTZ or  HeeKeeYSH.  [K]HOA[K]H is a briar or thorn, while English COG is a tooth.  HaKaH is a fishhook and K[H]aKaH is to angle (for fish) or to wait.

The Kahf-mem/ KM element of  [K]HaKH’MaH recalls curiosity-seekers like KaMaH (how much?), what is K’MOA (in common) and that which is KaMOO$ (hidden, concealed).

Long missing links include the term CHACMA, the (intelligent) baboon's name among the Hottentots of southern Africa, and akamai, smart, clever or skilled in Hawaiian.  Gach  is “to outwit” in Wakhi (S.E. Tajikistan).


Bible Verses

Psalms 111:10 ראשׁית חכמה יראת יהוה שׂכל טוב לכל־עשׂיהם תהלתו עמדת לעד׃

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; His praise endureth for ever.”


Strong

(2451)

Related Words

HOKUM



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