Origin of English word ANCHOR

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English Word

ANCHOR

Edenic Word

ANaKH

Hebrew Word

אנך

Transliteration

Aleph-Noon-Khaf

Pronounciation

a-NUKH

Conversion

[A-N-KH]

Roots

The theoretical IE “root” of ANCHOR is ank (to bend).  The historical root is Greek ankuira, anchor.  If the AHD is right that the important thing about anchors are their crookedness, see the Edenic source at ANKLE. 

Anchors are submerged, so that   אנך ANaKH (plummet, plumbline – Amos 7:7) might be the deeper source to dredge up.


Branches

An M132 metathesis of OGaN (anchor in Aramaic) would also stop a ship. The Japanese anchor is about orosu,  letting down, (see the Tahf or Sahf-Lamed in “AtLAS”), not being crooked or bent in order to hook on to something.


Related Words

ANKLE



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