Origin of English word CALAMUS

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English Word

CALAMUS

Edenic Word

QaLaM(Arabic - from QaNaH)

Hebrew Word

קלם

Transliteration

Koof-Lamed-Mem

Pronounciation

CULL-um

Conversion

[QN → KLM]

Roots

CALAMUS (a quill pen) is from Greek kalamos (a stalk or reed), from Indo-European “root” kolem (grass, reed). Arabic qalam means stalk or reed.  The earlier Semitic   קנה QaNaH (reed) is likely the ultimate source – see CANE.  A liquid (L) was added, and the nasal shifted (N to M).    QeeLa[K]H is a stalk or stem.


Branches

Other Edenic pipelines to a reed with guttural-L include K[H]aLaL (empty space – see  HOLLOW) and  K[H]aLeeYL  (a reed flute). CALUMET, CARAMEL and HAULM are cognates of CALAMUS.


Related Words

CANE,HOLLOW



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