Origin of English word BUTT

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English Word

BUTT

Edenic Word

Ba’[A]hDT

Hebrew Word

בעט

Transliteration

Bet-Ayin-Tet

Pronounciation

bah-AHT

Conversion

[ BUT]

Roots

One of several "butt's" in the reference books means to ABUTon or thrust against something, not only with the head. The Indo-European “root” is battuere (to beat, “Latin verb of unknown origin”).

בעט   Ba’[A]hDT (to kick against or to BOOT) is not limited to physical striking out, nor is the Old French term buter.

"Jeshurun waxed fat and kicked - Deuteronomy32:15.   חבט   [K]HaBHahDT is (to BEAT, thresh or hurt).


Branches

Shifting to another bilabial-dental,  PahTeeYSH is a hammer to BAT or BATTER with. BATTERY and possibly BAT (the animal who beats the air to fly) are also related. DEBATE is verbal COMBAT. The AHD adds BATE, BATTERY, BATTLE, RABBET, REBATE and REBATO.

To BUCK may be from Bet-Ayin-Tet, gutturalize the Ayin/ GH and drop the final letter. BUNT and PUNT, hitting the ball in baseball and in football,  are nasalized (added N) forms of BUTT.  The Old French word abattre means to beat down

ABATE is, immediately, from this French word.  More BT kicking at BOOT.


Related Words

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