Origin of English word CRAFT

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English Word

CRAFT

Edenic Word

GiBHOORaH

Hebrew Word

גבורה

Transliteration

Gimel-Bhet-Vav-Resh-Hey

Pronounciation

Give-OOR-ah

Conversion

[G-BH-R → KRF]

Roots

Strange that there is no Indo-European “root” for such a strong German word like kraft (power). CRAFT is merely traced to Anglo-Saxon  craft, with the powerful meaning

shifting to the cunning to perform an art.

גבורה   GiBHOORaH means power, strength, might (Exodus 32:18),  גבור  GiBoaR is a mighty one (Genesis10:9),   גבר   GeBHeR is a man or mighty man  (see  BARON and  VIRILE).


Branches

The ability and power is best seen in words like STATESCRAFT,  WARCRAFT  and WITCHCRAFT .  The modern usage of CRAFTY  (clever) has changed  much from the German kraftig (powerful, strong).

 Irish brig (an easier M231 metathesis to follow)  means force.  BRIGADE and BRIGADIER are traced to a Celtic word which is thought to mean “strife.”   The power, strength and might of a BRIGADE as a force in warcraft seems more relevant than a description of the atmosphere in which a BRIGADE might be called upon to act.

 See FORCE and GRAVITY.


Related Words

VIRILE



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