Origin of English word CYCLE

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[GH-G-L → KKL]


CYCLE is from Greek kuklos (circle); the alleged Indo-European “root” is k(w)el (to revolve, move around, sojourn, dwell).

The guttural shift from גל   GL to KL mathches  what the AHD found to reconstruct their “root.”         גל GahL is a circular mound or wave – see GALE.  עגיל   GHaGeeYL is a ring or earring (Numbers 31:50).  עגל [A]GahL is to roll; עגל  [A]GoaL means round (I Kings 7:31).   עגול   GHeeGOOL is a circle (IKings7:23). The Indo-European “root” for CIRCLE, sker (to turn, bend), is related to the sound of   סחר   $aK[H]aR (to travel around), while the meanings of Indo-European k(w)el match the GR word    גור GooWR (dwell, sojourn - Genesis32:5).

Greek kirkos (a ring), Sanskrit cakram (circle), and Russian krug (circle) indicate that a double-guttural + liquid [K-K/G-L/R] is the more common axis to spin words of roundness on.

 Edenic offers: גלגל   GaLGahL (wheel), גלגל   GiLGaiL (to roll, revolve, wander),  K[H]ahG (to make a cycle: a cyclical holy day     – see HAGIOGRAPHA ),  חגור   K[H]ahGOAR (belt),  כרכור   KIRKOOR (circle: to whirl),   עגלה   GHaGaLaH (cart, wagon), עגלגלת   [A]GooLGeLeT (elliptic), and קערה     Q’GHahRaH (bowl). For the vowel-Ayin with Gimel – see EGG.

More guttural-liquid curvatures at CURVE.


With a little turning, the whole family circle can fit into the Hebrew etymons above. Try words attributed to Greek kirkinos (circle) like CIRCLE, CIRCUIT, CIRCULATION, CIRCUMSTANCE, CIRCUMVENT, etc. Picadilly CIRCUS is a traffic circle. KeeKaR means the same in modern Hebrew, while in Exodus29:23 it meant a round CAKE. COKE is from an Indo-European base gel-g (rounded, ball-like).

CALENDAR and CYLINDER are from Greek kylindein (to roll); CALASH is from the many Slavic rollers like kolo (wheel in Polish, etc).  Polish krag is a circle or ring (M231, S-G, S-L) from  עגל . Czech kulaty is round  ( RW) .  German and French  also have KL wheel words that shifted gutturals from the  GL of  עגול [E]GOAL (circle) and   גלגל    GahLGahL  (wheel).  Hungarian “round” is kerek.  The gutturalized Ayin/GH provides their second K.      The Welsh circle is clych.

BAGEL,  CAREEN, CLEAN, GYRE, KUGEL, (S)KULL and more round out this family.

The GYRATING HELIX (Greek for spiral), GR and HL echo the GL of  EAGLE.  This high-altitude  hunter spirales and plummets down to its prey.  The EAGLE may be  named from Gimel-Lamed circling terms like the  [E]-G-L above.  A second possibility, taken up at the EAGLE entry, is  Aleph-Khaf-Lamel, to destroy, eat – as this predatory bird is  efficient enough to be called The Devourer.  The Hebrew term for EAGLE,  NeSHeR, likewise means "eagle" in Hebrew, and is related to NaSHaL, dropping.

HELIX may have switched the #2 and #3 letters of  Ayin-Gimel-Lamed (round). A word like HELICOPTER is therefore from our Ayin-Gimel-Lamed root  plus a similar metathesis (letter swap) of PaRaD (spread – see SPREAD) to cover Greek pter(on) (wing). The HELICON (tuba) is bent into a circle, GH-G-L → HLG, not a helikos (spiral). Koltso is a Russian ring; charka is a Sanskrit wheel.

For Western European “round” words, see TIRE.  Polish: okragl, Czech:kulatý, Serbo-Croat:okrugao and Hungarian:kerek all use the Ayin-Gimel-Resh, or guttural-guttural-liquid root above .

To the biologists and archeologists contributing to historical linguistics,

“wheel” words, shared by Tocharian , Greek, Sanskrit and Germanic , are

significant because the wheel should only have been invented 5,500 years ago.

The root for rolling, Gimel-Lamed, and for a circle and cycling, Ayin-Gimel-

Lamed, should have been planted in the human brain well before the wheel.

Secular linguists would rather ignore Genesis and reinvent the wheel.

Latin CIRCA (around….approximate) is another  עגל GHeGoaL (circle) borrowed ny English, German and others.  Not having the liquid (L,R) in a later position in the word, such CRC works are more likely an M132 S-L of  עגל   GHeGoaL (circle).   If one prefers the “approximate” meaning of CIRCA to any CIRCULARITY, there is  ערך   GHayReKH (estimation – Leviticus 5:15).


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