Origin of English word BYTE

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The word BYTE is addressed in the entry: DIVIDED

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Edenic Word


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The alleged Indo-European root for DIVIDED is weidhorv(e)idh (to divide, separate). BaD(aL) is to separate;  (L’)[V]aD is apart, alone; only;  BaDaD or [V]aDaD is "solitary" or "alone" (Lamentations1:1).

The like-sounding built-in opposite of this solitude is Bet (letter and number two – see BOTH).


BAT (a separated tree branch – see BAT), BIT (see BIT),  BITE, BUT (the lonliest conjunction), BYTE, DEVICE, DEVISE, DIVIDE and WIDOW  (see “WIDOW”) keep company here. Those singular universalists, the Jews, are yet "a people that shall dwell alone. . .”BHaDahD,”  not reckoned among the nations" (Numbers23:9).

The opposite of DIVIDE is found in the Indo-European “root” dhabh (to fit together). DAFT, FABRIC and FORGE are fitted to this DB root which reverses the BD of  Bet-Dalet.  The theme of togetherness, thus goodness, is seen at GOOD.

The most famous linguistic isolate is Basque, with supposedly no related languages.  The lonely number one was bade and is now bat.  Apparently, these people migrated to the Pyrenees between Spain and France with a Bhet-Dalet word in their brain. 

A DTIBHOOL (turban) or a TayBHaH (box, word) is good if it is put together well. Something that is really "together" (good) is  DTO[V] (good)  – see  "DiVINE." The opposite of good, BAD, echoes the lonely or broken up BD Hebrew etymons here. See PIECE.  For the built-in bilabial-dental opposites of the BAD isolated DIVISION here,  see DIVINE and GOOD.

See BAD and BIT, like BYTE, to see what is isolate , therefore bad, about Bet-Dalet / BD music and meaning.  The interplay between BD badness and DT-BH goodness in relationships is established by the Prime Matchmaker in Genesis 2:18.

One is the lonliest number.  Bilabial-Dental makes a fine number one, and tapa (reversed as usual in Amerind or Asian) means “one”  in Zuni (an isolate, native American language of New Mexico). Bilabial-dental diveders in Japanese include betsu-betsu (apart),

betu (distinct), and betubetu (separately

Bible Verses

Numbers 23:9 כי־מראשׁ צרים אראנו ומגבעות אשׁורנו הן־עם לבדד ישׁכן ובגוים לא יתחשׁב׃

“For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.”

Lamentations 1:1 איכה ישׁבה בדד העיר רבתי עם היתה כאלמנה רבתי בגוים שׂרתי במדינות היתה למס׃

“How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!”



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