Origin of English word DUCK

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English Word

DUCK

Edenic Word

QaDaD

Hebrew Word

קדד

Transliteration

Koof-Dalet-Dalet

Pronounciation

Ka-DUD

Conversion

[KD → DK]

Roots

Nothing got bagged in the hunt for an  IE “root”  for DUCK, the head-plunging water bird or  the head bow.  Webster’s cites Dutch duikin and the Middle High German tuchen, which recalls תחת TaK[H] aT  (under) see DACHSHUND.

קדד   QaDaD is the infinitive, but this word for bowing the head has only one Dalet/D in verses like Genesis 24:26 and Exodus 4:31.   The possibility that a KD word could be inverted to a DK one is not likely thanks to natural-devolving of a Proto-Earth root, and more likely requiring KUDOS or a bow of acknowledgement to some sort of designer of language who wanted such diversity.

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Branches

While a head-bow is a universal sign of gratitude or reverence, KUDOS  might be from Hey-Dalet/HD, see ADORE. 

A nasalized DUCK (extra N) is a DUNK. The AHDS prefers to have DUNK a cognate of  STAIN, TAINT, TINCT, TINGE and TINT at the Indo-European “root” teng (to soak).


Related Words

TEAL



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