Origin of English word BAHAMAS

Bookmark and Share

The word BAHAMAS is addressed in the entry: BEHEMOTH


English Word

BEHEMOTH

Edenic Word

BiHayMOATH

Hebrew Word

בהמות

Transliteration

Bet-Hey-Mem-Vav-Tahf

Pronounciation

BIH-HAY-MOWTH

Conversion

[BHMH]

Roots

BEHEMOTH (huge animal) is an acknowledged borrowing from Hebrew.

The singular is בהמה BiHayMaH (animal, beast or "cattle" - Genesis 1:25). In Job 40:15 the beast is assumed to be a hippopotamus . בהמות ┬áB’HayMOAT or B’HayMOATH means beasts or the hippopotamus.


Branches

If the Caribbean islands were named for bestial cannibals (see CARIBBEAN) perhaps BiHaiMeeY (brutish, animal-like) influenced the naming of the BAHAMAS.


Related Words

CARIBBEAN



Leave a Comment


Comments are moderated and rel="nofollow" is in use. Offensive / irrelevant comments will be deleted.

 *Name

 *Email (will not be published)


 *Enter captcha code

 Website (optional)