Origin of English word BAWD

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The word BAWD is addressed in the entry: BOULDER

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word









lump or block


A BOULDER is a large, "rounded stone" as seen in its Swedish etymon bullersten. Swedish bulde (a swelling) is a major component in the Indo-European “root” bhel (to blow, swell). 

בולט BOALaiDT means "protruding" or conspicuous.  In Syriac-Aramaic בלט BiLaDT means “he protruded.” A BL root of swelling may be seen in Hebrew: בלט BoLahDT is to stand out, protrude, project;  BALOOM is swollen; בול BOOL is increase;  יבול YiBHOOL is growth; and gebel is a hill or mountain in Arabic.  בול BOOL is a lump or block (Isaiah44:19).


The many given cognates of BOULDER include BALE, BALOON, BAWD, BOLE, BOULVARD, BULK, BULL, FOOL, PALL-MALL, PHALLUS, and PHELOGEN.  For BLT/BND/BTN restriction of a bulging belly see BUNTING and VENTRICLE.   The  BLADDER is a sac for fluids in animals and plants.  It is not for air, and should not be at the alleged Indo-European “root” bhle- 2  (to blow)..  It is something  that can  be blown up, that is prominant or protruding like BOULDER  or a blister (see BLISTER).   Bulto  is a bundle or lump in Spanish.

More at BALL, BLOAT, "VAULT" and WELT.

Bible Verses

Isaiah 44:19 ולא־ישׁיב אל־לבו ולא דעת ולא־תבונה לאמר חציו שׂרפתי במו־אשׁ ואף אפיתי על־גחליו לחם אצלה בשׂר ואכל ויתרו לתועבה אעשׂה לבול עץ אסגוד׃

“And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say: 'I have burned the half of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh and eaten it; and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? Shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?'”

“...Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!’” (NASV)



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