Origin of English word BLOATED

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The word BLOATED is addressed in the entry: BLOAT


English Word

BLOAT

Edenic Word

BaLahDT

Hebrew Word

בלט

Transliteration

Bet-Lamed-Tet

Pronounciation

BOL-UT

Conversion

[BLT]

Meaning

To swell.

Roots

ROOTS: BLOATED infers both fullness and flowing, just as its Indo-European “root”, bhieu, means both to swell or well up and to overflow.
יבלת YaBeLeT (wart) (Leviticus 22:22), (Jere­miah 17:8), יבל  Ya[V]aL (stream - Jeremiah 17:8), מבול MaBOOL (flood - Genesis 6:17),  בלום  BaLOOM (swol­len), and  בלט  BaLahDT (protruding, prominent) all estab­lish this  B-L family of overflowings.  In Syriac-Aramaic BiLaDT means “he protruded.”

A BLOATED belly is from extra liquid, as in the יבלת YaBeLeT, BOIL or WELT (both with the same bilabial-liquid).


Branches

BRANCHES: The official cognates for BLOAT include AFFLU­ENT, BLOT (see BLOTCH), CONFLUENT, FLUCTUATE, FLUET, FLUID, FLUORIDE, FLUSH, FLUVIAL, FLUX, INFLUENCE, MELLI­FLUOUS, PHLOEM and SUPERFLUOUS.

Other relevant terms are BEETLE (browed), BLADDER, BLEED (in printing, and possibly, as in flowing BLOOD – see ARCHIPELAGO), BOLT (as in bolthead), BULGE, FULLY, and perhaps POLLEX (thumb).

See BALL, BLISTER,  and WELT.(for painful standouts)

BOLD is traced to Indo-European bhel ² (to blow, swell), but like BLATANT, it recalls the prominence and standing our of  BaLahDT (to stand out, protrude, project). L → R changes allow us to consider BahReeY (translated as "fat" or "stout") and  B'AiR (a "well of spring water" - Genesis 26:19). Just as the primary Indo-European “root” combined swelling and flowing, we can see that to WELL up is akin to a flowing WELL of water. In other words, to FILL up is to FILL out and be FULL. Other pos­sible connections include BULGE, FLOW, VAULTED (arched) and (S)WELL. See PL flowing terms at ARCHIPELAGO.

A like-sounding Indo-European “root”, bhie (to blow), claims BLADDER and INFLATE, but they may be related to the BLOATED, BALOONING things in this entry. A hillside in Saami/Lapp (Fino-Ugric) is buolda. BOULDER, like BOLD (above) are with Indo-European “root” bhel- 2 (to blow, swell…round objects).  Spanish abultar is to bulge.


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