Origin of English word CLOAK

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English Word

CLOAK

Edenic Word

KeRaKH

Hebrew Word

כרך

Transliteration

Kahf-Resh-Khaf

Pronounciation

Ker-RUKH

Conversion

[KLT]

Roots

CLOAK has no Indo-European “root.”  In Late Latin there was a cloca, and in Old French and Middle English a cloke. A CLO A K  is an outer garment or disguise. To CLOAK is to cover or conceal.

Disguising the Edenic source is a liquid shift, from ר  Resh/R to L. כרך  KeRaKH is to clothe, cover or wrap. This word in Syriac and Aramaic is now used for a bound volume of a book. An extension is TaKHReeYKH  (robe – Esther 8:15).


Branches

Today’s technology offers sophisticated CLOAKING devices for jet planes that are well beyond CLOAK-and-dagger techniques. A tight social set of friends, not unlike a bound set of books, are a CLIQUE. This French term, also with no Indo-European “root” available, may be another CLOAKED form of KeRaKH. CLIQUE was borrowed by several languages like English and German.  See CRINGE.


Related Words

CRINGE



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