Origin of English word CLEMENCY

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English Word

CLEMENCY

Edenic Word

K[H]aMahL

Hebrew Word

חמל

Transliteration

Het-Mem-Lamed

Pronounciation

Khah-MULL

Conversion

[KML → KLM]

Meaning

spare, have pity

Roots

CLEMENCY is from Latin clemens (merciful).

חמל K[H]aMAL means to spare, have pity (Deuteronomy13:9);  חמלה K[H]eMLaH means pity, compassion.

The metathesis here would be a simple M132.  For the ח-מ Het-Lamed subroot of emotional warmth, see AMITY.  For womb-inspired, liquid-guttural-nasal clemency – see MERCY.


Branches

Anagramic synonyms are  MaK[H]aL (to pardon, forgive, grant CLEMENCY – postbiblical but not borrowed) and RaK[H]eM (have pity - L and R are interchangeable – see MERCY ).  The metathesis with MaK[H]aL is M312 or MKL → KLM; with RaK[H]eM, an M213 or RKM →  KLM (with a R to L liquid shift).  The shared Het-Mem element is several emotional Edenic words means “warmth” – see AMITY.

Swahili mercy is huruma. CLEMENT, INCLEMENT are related. 

More guttural, nasal, liquid kindness at MERCY.


Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 13:9 לא־תאבה לו ולא תשׁמע אליו ולא־תחוס עינך עליו ולא־תחמל ולא־תכסה עליו ׃

“thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him;” (Alternative versions: Deuteronomy 13:8)


Strong

(2550)

Related Words

WOMAN



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