Origin of English word BREAD

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IE base bhreu (to boil forth, well out) is cited as the source of BURN.  The AHD’s theoretical Indo-European “root” is bhreu- 2 (to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn… forms of cooking and brewing) This includes the making of BREAD. More at BURN.

    בער Bo[A]iR (burn) is in .Exodus 3:2 -- " . . .behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.


Edenic bread, לחם LeK[H]eM (Genesis 18:5) is elsewhere a generic food word that can also mean meat.  See PITA from the same Genesis 18:5.    לחם LoaK[H]eM is to war, thus Biblical war is only economic, not ideological

(see WAR).

B-R ‘bread” words are common in Germanic: Danish, Norwegian and Swedish brod, Dutch brood, German Brotand Yiddish broit.  There are many B-R or bilabial-liquid foods that are made with heat, BRANDY and BEER to meats BRAISED or BOILED. לחם LeKHeM contains heat too. ח ל Lamed-Het means moisture (see LIQUID) +  חם Het-Mem is heat (see CALM).

David   10/27/2011 11:12:00 PM
Brd is actually hail, which would resemble compressed snow, more so than ice. So now I am not sure about it.

David   10/27/2011 10:53:00 PM
snow would be closer to bread. Hebrew BRD for snow. Typical Bread is a flluffy white stuff like snow (brd).

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