Origin of English word ENCASE

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The dictionaries enclose us in the Latin capsa (box) and Indo-European “root” kap (to take, grasp, hold) as the source of CASE, ENCASE, CASEMENT, CAISSON and CASKET.

The kap above is from words like KaPH (palm of the hand  – see  CUFF),

Hebrew terms of encasement include כסה Ka$aH (to cover, conceal, encase - Leviticus13:13),  החסין   HeeK[H]$eeYN (to store up), חסוי  K[H]ee$OOY (shelter) and   כיס  KeeY$ (pocket, SLIPCASE, purse - Proverbs1:14).  An   (encased container or) drinking vessel is a כוס    KOA$ (cup – Genesis 40:11).

Reversing to fricative-guttural also means covering, as the cherubs cover the ark with their wings, a Samekh-Khaf verb, in Exodus 37:9 – see שק SahQ (sack) at  SACK. The veil or curtain is to “cover” the ark ( סכך Samekh-Khaf- Khaf again) in Leviticas 40:3.


Like SACK or SOCK (a sack covering our feet), we r everse to saku for the Indonesian pocket  – see  KeeY$ (pocket) above . קשקשת  QaS(H)QeS(H)eT is the protective scales covering fish or men (in armor). CASCARA, CASING, CASK, CASQUE, CASSETTE, CASSOCK, CASTANETS (and perhaps CASTLE) are all covered here. See HOUSE and MAGAZINE.

CHEST (the box) and CHEST (the breast) are both considered cognates of CIST and CISTERN at IE “root” kista (basket).  The torso’s CHEST holds the heart. The anatomical CHEST has Hebrew etymons to consider, such as  K[H]aTSaN (thus offering  the KH-ST sound,  meaning bosom, chest - related to a word in Nehemiah5:13 and  K[H]oaSHeN (breastplate). Chozo, Japanese for storage, could be from the same Ka$aH, and/or the related AK[H]ahZ (to hold, possess – see HAS).

Kasa , the wooden Swedish drinking vessel, is from Saami (Lapp) guksi,     from Edenic KOA$ (cup – see above).  Sanskrit sku (to cover, a reverse of our SK) is cited at the etymology of SCENE.

Exodus 34:9 has the Koof-Shin-Hey word for stiff or hard which even fits edible encasements, like gourds – see SQUASH and ZUCCHINI.  A lawyer might carry the notes to a hard (difficult) law CASE in his BRIEFCASE.  Difficult hard is different from hard, protective containers, but KaSHeH shares music and meaning with the other Edenic guttural-fricatives above.

כיס     Keey$ (pocket) appears in the pocket words of Polish (kieszen) and reversed in Dutch (zak) and Indonesian (saku). Kassi is a Finnish bag. A proper KS or a reversed שק SahQ (sack). Reverse KeeY$ (with a typical drop of the guttural) to get the Japanese sheath or scabbard, saya.

There is no K-S cup word in English to match/ KOA$ (cup – Genesis 40:11),  but Estonian kauss  and Hungarian csecze mean cup.

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