Origin of English word BEDOUIN

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The word BEDOUIN is addressed in the entry: WANDER

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word









wandering; mover or wander


WANDER is from Anglo-Saxon wandrianand the Indo-European “root” wendh (to turn, wind, weave).

Because Cain couldn't share half a world with his brother he was cursed to be a landless WANDERER, a נוד  NaVaD or NaWaD (a mere #1-#2 letter swap away) from WND.    נוד Noon-Vav-Dalet, NOAD or NoWD, is wandering (Genesis4:12), and is the infinitive of the נ-ד Noon-Dalet seen at NOD.


A WN or PN turning word that may link up with WINDING or WENT is   פנה PaNaH (turn oneself to go away – see   POINT). Cognates of WANDER at Indo-European “root” wendh include VANDAL, WAND, WANDER, WANDERLUST, WENTLETRAP, WIND, and WINDLASS.

ANDANTE (moderately slow) is from Italian andare (to walk). Enda is to go in Swahili. These two terms help one dismissormove the W of WANDER and WEND.   נדד NaDaD is to wander about, to flee, to shake (whence NOD), and to move.  Since the long-wandering BEDOUIN were named by the French, after Arabic beddawi, the BDN is more likely a metathesis of   (מ)דבר (Mi)DBaR (desert).

Bible Verses

Genesis 4:14 הן גרשׁת אתי היום מעל פני האדמה ומפניך אסתר והייתי נע ונד בארץ והיה כל־מצאי יהרגני׃

“‘Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the land; and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitiveand a wanderer in the earth; and it will come to pass, that whosoever findeth me will slay me.’”



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