Origin of English word CAPITALISM

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The financial senses of the word CAPITAL have nothing to with the Latin etymon capitellum (small head);  see  כפת   KeFeT (button, knob, small head) at CAPITAL.

The given Indo-European “root” of kaput (head) does does speak to the COVETOUSNESS of headless, unchecked greed-driven CAPITALISM.  (The Torah state has capitalism, but all citizens return to their ancestral square one every 50 years.)

The verb   חפץ  K[H]ahPHeTS and the noun חפץ    K[H]aiPHeTS means wish, desire, object, matter, article, business, and affair: words of longing and belonging familiar to CAPITALISTS.

    "… and King Solomon gave the Queen of Shaba all she desired" -- IKings10:13.  CAPITAL - the money put down for investment, also recalls guttural-bilabial-dental עבט GHaBHoaDT  (pledge)

-          see AFFIDAVIT.

חפש     K[H]aPeS   (search – Lamentations 3:40) , חפר   K[H]aPeR  (dig),  andour חפץ   K[H]ayPHeTS (desire) חפץ   K[H]ayPHeTS (desire) are designed siblings.  See GOPHER.

  ח-פ Het-Pey is  the two-letter root they share. To seek something that we desire, we "dig it up."     My hound digs with great haste  ( חפז    K[H]aPH ahZ — II Samuel 4:4 ( . to find things in canine research.    A similar desire-haste connection is seen at ROTATE.


O ther terms of desire with the gutturals (kh, c, k), bilabials (b, f, p, v, w) and dentals (ts, t, d) of K[H]aiPHeTS (a desire) are COVET, CUPID and CUPIDITY.   COVET and CUPID are given the weird Indo-European “root” kwep (to smoke, cook, move violently). 

Read with the Het as a silent H, as in [K]HaiPHeTS, one might include OPTIMISTIC, OPT and OPTION, as option means to wish, desire in Latin.

CAPITAL infers assets, wealth, worth and investments, terms compatible with HAVE and HOPE. (Merely drop the end of K[H]aPH(aTS)  remembering that F is akin to V and P).

( Ka$ahF (to desire) is from the same root as  Ke$eF (money). More hidden assets of K[H]ayFeTS include

K[H]aPaiS (to seek), TSaPeH (hope, expectation), and QaVeH (to hope). To find HOPE in Koof-Vav-Hey, shift both the guttural and the bilabial.

CHAP, CHAPMAN and CHEAP, from Germanic kaupaz (trader) and Indo-European caupo (small trader), are affiliates.

Rabbi Lt.-Col. Yehoshua Steinberg points out that כבוד   KaBHOAD (honor) is also eagerly desired. It isn’t a source for COVET,  but it does echo a link to our guttural-bilabial-dental: חפץ K[H]aiPHeTS (desire).


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