Origin of English word DREAD

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English Word

DREAD

Edenic Word

Ra’[A]hD

Hebrew Word

רעד

Transliteration

Resh-Ayin-Dalet

Pronounciation

Rah-UDD

Conversion

[ RD → D+RD]

Meaning

trembling from fear

Roots

There is no Indo-European “root” for this noun and verb of great fear.  The various Germanic sources all have the D and R element, as in the Semitic liquid-dental “fear” and “trembling words like                    רעד Ra’[A]hD --. trembling from fear – Exodus 15:15.  A dental-liquid word for fear and revere is    דחל   Da[K]HaL in Aramaic. As in  חרד    [K]HaReD (quaking in terror or reverence), DREAD includes a worshipful awe in its sense of fear.


Branches

S ee entries like CARDIO, HORRID, RATTLE SCARED and TERROR for much more on the dental-liquid sound and sense of shaking in fear.

The extra D in DREAD in like the extra T in Modern Greek taratsa (terrace), which comes from AReTS (earth, land – see EARTH).


Bible Verses

Exodus 15:15 אז נבהלו אלופי אדום אילי מואב יאחזמו רעד נמגו כל ישׁבי כנען׃

“Then were the chiefs of Edom affrighted; the mighty men of Moab, trembling taketh hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away.”


Strong

(7461)

Related Words

RATTLE



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