Origin of English word CRATE

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English Word

CRATE

Edenic Word

GeDeR

Hebrew Word

גדר

Transliteration

Gimel-Dalet-Resh

Pronounciation

GED-air

Conversion

[GDR → KRT]

Meaning

fence, hurdle

Roots

The Indo-European “root” of CRATE is kert (to turn, entwine).  For this sound and sense see CURVE.  Listed cognates of this root are CRATE, GRATE, GRID, GRIDDLE and HURDLE, and actual etymons include a Germanic wickerwork frame and Old French hourd, a fence.  The secular lexicographers still went with a vague turning word, not having access to a guttural-dental-liquid term that actually means fence, a wickerwork or picket-type grid or hurdle.

Such an etymon is גדר   GeDeR – Numbers 22:24 – even though two shifts and a metathesis are needed.   גדר   GeDeR, fence, is the source of GATE.


Branches

Not listed as a cognate is another ignored GR term, GRILL (a grid for cooking). GRILL is traced to a Latin gridiron word from cratis, hurdle, wicker work. Some of the many English words within this framework (GeDeR) are GRIDIRON and GRILLE.  See GATHER and GARDEN.


Bible Verses

Numbers 22:24 ויעמד מלאך יהוה במשׁעול הכרמים גדר מזה וגדר מזה׃

“Then the angel of the LORD stood in a hollow way between the vineyards, a fence being on this side, and a fence on that side.”


Strong

(1447)

Related Words

GATHER



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