Origin of English word CROWN

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[ KRN]


Linked to the Indo-European “root” (s)ker (to turn, bend), the CROWN was inaccurately associated with roundness - as explained back at CORONA.  The Indo-European scholars have a better root for CROWN -ker (horn, head . . .projecting parts) -- but they failed to see the CROWN as a קרן QeReN (horn, extending rays of light).

 The old translations ofISamuel2:10 contained that puzzl­ing phrase "horn of his annointed," as if the messiah (annointed king) had horns.  The new JPS Bible renders the same קרן   QeReN as "triumph." It's an improvement, but the word "crown" best expresses the regal splendor and kingly strength intended by this use of   קרן QeReN. The horns or antlers of many animals regally flaunt just this sense of dominant male of the herd.  From the animal horn and the extending rays of light or CORONA depicted by many crowns, it is easy to see how   קרן   QeReN means  CROWN-worthy things such as glory, pride or might in verses like Jeremiah 48:25.


QeReN, as animal horn first, appears in Genesis22:13. CRANIUM and other hard-headed cognates may be seen at UNICORN.

Other extensions of the CROWN of authority or the CROWN sitting atop the king's CROWN incude: CORONAL, CORONARY, CORONATION, CORONER, and CORONET. The ram's horn blown on coronation day (Rosh HaShana - the head or beginning of the year) calls forth another horn-crown connection of majesty and authority.

German CROWN is Krone.

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