Origin of English word AVERAGE

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English Word

AVERAGE

Edenic Word

[A]h[V]ayRaH

Hebrew Word

עברה

Transliteration

Ayin-Bhet-Resh-Hey

Pronounciation

Ah-vay-RAH

Conversion

[AVR]

Roots

AVERAGE is officially borrowed from the Arabic awar (damaged goods) via the French avarie. Taking the AVERAGE meant figuring out the numerical results of a trading voyage by considering the various charges and items lost in transit.

Transition, passage, crossing, etc., are all implicit in עברה [A]h[V]ayRaH (ford, transition – see ABERRATION) and עבר Oa[V]ahR (to pass, be finished).


Branches

In the European language most influenced by Arabic, Spanish, averia means damage.

See FERRY and OVER.


Related Words

ABERRATION,FERRY,OVER



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