Origin of English word BARON

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word









overseer, hero, knight, “Mighty One”


BARON has no IE “root”. A BARON is a nobleman or powerful magnate.

אביר ABeeYR is an overseer, hero, knight, or "Mighty One" (I Samuel 21:8,  Isaiah1:24).  BARON is traced to Old High German baro (a man), though the etymon goes on to cite the Indo-European base bher (to carry).

For the "carry" etymon, see FERRY. As for the "man" etymon, the BR root is seen in Hebrew words like  גבר GeBHeR (man, male, warrior – Judges 5:30), and   גבר GaBHaR, to overpower (Exodus 17:11). Admirers of Kareem Jabbar should know that jabr means a strong young man in Arabic.     The       Bhet-Resh subroot of GaBHaR (overpowered, thus outweighed ) seen in BAROMETER  adds weight to BARON.   A    גביר G’BHeeYR is a master, later a rich man,  a heavyweight in any field who throws his weight around. For the weighty gravitas of a powerful man, see GRAVITY.

Reverse  בר Bet-Resh to  רב Resh-Bhet, to get רב RaBH, a rabbi, literally one who knows much, a Baron of books. For רב    Resh-Bhet see RIFE.

For the   גב   Gimel-Bhet sub-root of height, see GIBBON and GYPSUM.


Change the R of GeBHeR to an L and you have the source of CABA-LL(ERO), CAVALIER and

CHIVALRY. GeBHeR is a male, as well as the root for words of bravery and strength. This leads us to words like VIRILE and WEREWOLF. COVE is a man in British slang, adopted from Gypsy covo. Returning to more BARONIAL terms, GiBHeeYR is a lord, master or rich man.

Related to the BR words of power and VIRILITY (Latin vir is a man) is  BAReeY (healthy, vigorous).  (HiT)GaBaiR means to overcome or (PRE)VAIL, but it also means to strengthen oneself. The R to L change renders dozens of more words via Latin valere (to be strong) - including: VALEDICTORIAN, VALENCE, VALENTINE, VALIANT, VALID, VALUE and VIR­TUE.  RaFeH (weak) is the reverse of BR's macho. VIGOR, from Latin vigere (to be strong), may be an M213 metathesis of  G[V]OORaH (strength)

A spiritual, intellectual kind of BARON who takes the Gimel-Resh of  GeBHeR (man of might) is the GURU. From the Hindi and Sanskrit words for heavy, weighty and honored, the GURU has the G’(V)OORaH (prowess) of wisdom to give him GRAVIS – see the weightiness at “GRAVE.”

Another bilabial-liquid term whose listed cognates belong here is the Indo-European “root” wal (to be strong). This takes in AVAIL, EQUIVALENT, VALOR, VALUE, and closest to BaReeY (healthy), CONVALESCE and INVALID.

In Basque aberats is a rich man, recalling the   אביר ABeeYR of our caption here. Buru is a head or chief in Basque . The Old Bulgar boila (S-L) is a noble . WARAS is an owner or lord in Punjabi (Fernando Aedo ).  Polish  hrabia  is a (count, countess with –ina), an  M132 or M321 of   אביר ABeeYR ,   Bara is a king in Sumerian.

German Baron (baron) has all the “authority, power, control and force” in the defininion of Gewalt. But German lexicographers don’t know that these two  bilabial-liquid terms  can be related through Edenic. 

G-W-L is slight shifts from G’(V)OORaH (strength, might – Exodus 32:18).  The common GE- prefix  is not used in Gewalt (power,authority), but it would throw a researcher off.  English and German BAROMETER  measure GRAVITY (see GRAVITY), while a BARON should have GRAVITAS.      See VIRILE.

Bible Verses

I Samuel 21:8 ושׁם אישׁ מעבדי שׁאול ביום ההוא נעצר לפני יהוה ושׁמו דאג האדמי אביר הרעים אשׁר לשׁאול׃

“Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.” (JPS)

Isaiah 1:24 לכן נאם האדון יהוה צבאות אביר ישׂראל הוי אנחם מצרי ואנקמה מאויבי׃

“Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: Ah, I will ease Me of Mine adversaries, and avenge Me of Mine enemies;” (JPS)



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