Origin of English word BRIGADE

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English Word

BRIGADE

Edenic Word

PiRQaH

Hebrew Word

פרקה

Transliteration

Pey-Resh-Koof-Hey

Pronounciation

peer-KAH

Conversion

[PRK]

Roots

BRIGADE is traced to Italian brigare (to brawl or fight).

 פליגה PLeeYGaH and   פלוגתא PLOOGTAh (argument and controversy) in Hebrew and Aramaic matches briga (strife, quarrel) in Late Latin.  For an etymon that doesn't equate a BLOCK or faction of soldiers with factionalism, there's פרקה    PeeRQaH (a military division) – only one shift (bilabial, Pey/P to B) away..


Branches

For much more on פלג    PeLeG (faction) and related break-off terms, see BREAK

And FORK.


Related Words

BREAK,FORK



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