Origin of English word CLOT

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A CLOT is a thick coagulated mass or semisolid lump. Anglo-Saxon clott is a round mass, related to Dutch kloot and German klotz (lump, block) via the Germanic base klutto. The etymology goes on to an Indo-European base gel (to form into a ball. . .or coagulated lump).

  קלוט QaLOODT means closed up. In the Talmud itspecifically refers to an uncloven hoof, reminiscent of CLEAT (a wedge for the heel). In Leviticus22:23 it is rendered "contracted," while elsewhere the term refers to a limp.   The  קלט QaLaDT contracting of water when COLD (frozen)  is similar to the CLOTTING of a wound.    גלד GeLeD גלד GeLeD is a similar guttural-liquid-dental.    A frozen pond will also clot, grow a membrane of ice or a  גלד     (skin).    גלד GeLeD in Job16:15 is translated "sore" (University of Chicago); the verb is defined as "growing skin over a wound." To cover  a shoe with a  CLEAT is akin to a  GiLDaH , the  sole of a shoe. GHaLaDTaH is thick darkness in Genesis 15:17. Having a membrane congeal , as in the CLOTTING

Of blood is like  גלד  GeLeD (congeal) of Job16:15. Liquids congeal when freezing, so see COLD to learn why CLOT and COLD are alike.


The bumbling blockhead or CLOD is related to several ways of rendering QaLOODT. The German KLUTZ or Yiddish KLOTZ is another such clumsy clod. Relevant words listed under IE “root” gel (to form into a ball) include CLOUD, CLOUT, CLUTCH, GLEET, GLUTEUS and GLUTINOUS. Other cognates massed under gel will be found at CONGLOMERATE.  A hazier way to CLOUD is QeeYDTOAR (steam, fume, smoke—Psalms 148:8); the Tet and Resh must swap places and shift to another liquid and dental.

Words like CLOSE, CLOSET and CLOISTER don't sound like they relate to QaLOODT until one notes their Latin source claud(ere) (to close).

Latin occludo (to close up) opens up OCCULT for us.   Spanish oculatare is to  conceal or hide.  When terrorist rockets come, Israelis run for the nearest מקלט   MiQLaDT (underground bomb shelter).  See below.

AKoof/K to H  shift reveals an HLD English word from QaLDT, Koof-Lamed-Tet shifting to H-L-D. To HOLD is to restrain, contain or close up in a HOLDING pen. QoLaDT is to retain; criminals are HELD in cities of    מקלט  MiQLaDT (asylum) for rehabilitation according to Bibilical law. Translated as cities of "refuge" in Numbers35:11, these are more precisely cities of detention.

Qoof-Lamed-Tet/ Q-L-DT does contain echoes of asylum, as guttural-liquid QaL means swift and Mem-Lamed-Tet is to escape or "light out."  Abraham’s nephew’s name, Lot, means “escapee.” To reinforce this entry, however, the antonymous restraint of the Lamed-Tet/L-DT phoneme is relevant. See LID (from HLD and KL etymons) for more containment and covering up. For an LT reversal, see 'TILE."

Koof-Resh-Shin requires shifts to echo KLT, but is noteworthy because QaRahSH means clot, coagulate and congeal.  The Koof-Resh subroot of hardness is heard in QaR, cool  and QeRaK[H] (ice, source of GLACIER (for both, see “CRYOGENESIS”), -- QaROABH (I Kings 21:2) , closeness (as when molecules rush together to harden), and for hard things like the QeReN (horn – see UNICORN, QaRQePHeT (skull), QaRQ[A]h, ground, and in crusty crustaceans like the [A]QRaBH (scorpion – see CRAB).  English HARD is from the Indo-European “root” kar - 1  (hard).   Many words from the same Koof-Resh/ KR subroot of hardness are relevant here, including CANCER, CARCINO-, HARDY, KARYO- and STANDARD.

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