Origin of English word BATHOS

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The word BATHOS is addressed in the entry: ABYSS


English Word

ABYSS

Edenic Word

EPHe$

Hebrew Word

אפס

Transliteration

Aleph-Phey-Samekh

Pronounciation

EFF-ess

Conversion

[APH-S → ABS]

Roots

The AHD’s  Indo-European “root” for ABYSS  is  g(w)adh  (to sink).  Other references  assert that ABYSS (primeval chaos, bottomless pit, immeasurable depths or void) is from 1. Sumerian apsu or

2. Greek a (without) + byssos (bottom  – see  BASE).  Western scholarship failed to find the Semitic      אפס EPHe$ (zero, nothing) which is but a bilabial shift (Phey/PH → B) away from ABYSS.

More   ב-ס Bet-Samekh and    פ-ס Phey-Samekh lowness at ABASE.


Branches

EPH[A]h means naught;  Pa$a$ is to fail or be gone; reverse Phey-Samekh to get SOAPH (end); a Pey-Samekh opposite is Pa$aH (to be extended).    Irish abis (abyss) helps to establish that ABYSS is not from Greek, or merely a forgotten Hebraicism (like “cherub”).  The Hebrew Bible has no such a realm, nor is the word EPHe$ used when rebels are swallowed alive by the earth in Numbers 16:33.  The AHD tries to make the Babel-babble BS of ABYSS  the key to linking it with BATHOS, (BATH), BATHY- and BENTHOS.  These BT words of sinking and immersion are from DTaBH[A]h, sink – see DIVE.


Related Words

ABASE



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