Origin of English word BRIO

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English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word









vigorous, healthy


BRIO (Italian) means animation, vivacity and zest.  The given Indo-European “root”,

 g w er (heavy), is trying to  have the GRAVITAS of  גבר Ga[V]aR, overpower (Genesis 7:19). See words like GRAVITY at “GRAVE.”

The true etymon of BRIO is    בריא BaReeYE (vigorous, healthy). In the plural form in Genesis 41:2, Pharaoh’s dream cows are healthy and well-fed –   בריות BReeYOAT.  “Be well” in Modern Hebrew is   תהי בריא T’HeY BaReeYE.  For a tie-in to animation, this Bet-Resh-Aleph term is related to   ברא BaRAh (the second word in Genesis), and בריה  BreeYaH is a creation, creature or animal.


Bet-Resh wildness is at  BARRIO and BaR infers FERILE animals. PaROO[A]h is another wild term.   Brio is vigorous in Spanish as well.

The IE “root” gwer (heavy) reflects Ga[V]aR (was powerful - Psalms12:5) and Arabic Allahakbar, God is powerful or great. While the G is inaccurate and does not help with BRIO, the bilabial-liquid part of the root does relate to the “fat” aspect of  BaReeYE, and does serve words from  Greek, barus (heavy) and baros (weight), such as BARITONE, BARIUM, BAROMETER (see BAROMETER), BRUTE, and ISOBAR.  The BR,RB or RV words of weight are from  the Bhet-Resh subroot of GaBHaR (overpowered, thus outweighed ).  See BARON for humans hrowing their weight around.

 More weight at HEFT.

Bible Verses

Genesis 41:2 ו הנה מן־היאר עלת שׁבע פרות יפות מראה ובריאת בשׂר ותרעינה באחו׃

“And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, well-favoured and fat-fleshed; and they fed in the reed-grass.”



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