Origin of English word FACULTY

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[ PH-GH-L → FCL]


Latin facere is to make, do.

A liquid shift away (Lamed/L to R) is  פעל Po’[A]hL or Fa’GHahL is to do, make, act (Numbers 23:23), FaGHahL is "work" (of hands) in Deuteronomy33:11. Latin farious (doing), French faire (to do) and facere above are all a liquid shift away from Phey-Lamed, but are filed under the alleged Indo-European “root” dhe - 1 (to set, put). The Hebrew PH-L and PH-K suit the etymons above with FACILITY.                            הפיק     HaFeeYQ is defined as "to produce;" in Proverbs3:13 and 12:2 the verb is translated "to attain" and "to earn."  A synonym by metahesis is  Hebrew פלח PaLaK[H]  to "cleave" (the earth) in Psalm141:7… then any service or labor.  The guttural Ayin/GH of  פעל Pa’GHahL  matches the Het of פלח PeLaKH.  FACILITY is about the ease of doing something.  נפעל        NiF’GHahL is, in grammar, that which is passive, reflective  .. thus easy to do.


Most are the AHD’s listed of FACILE and FACULTY are too far from sound and sense to warrant listing.  The better ones include: AFFECT, AFFECTION, ARTIFICE, ARTIFACT, BENEFACTION DIFFICULT, EFFECT, FACT, FACTION, FACTORY, MANUFACTURE, PERFECT and  SACRIFICE..

See FIGURE.  For the Ayin here sounded as a vowel, see SAVOIR FAIRE.  Besides, this English borrowing of French faire (to make or do), perhaps Hungarian “industry” (ipar) is also a Phey-Ayin-Lamed term of production. Because the Ayin in Phey-Ayin-Lamed (shifted liquids to L) could be a voiceless vowel, like the French  faire (to make or do) or a guttural as in Latin facere (to do, make) there are many Engluish words to be traced to our Edenic etymon that are now attributed to a concoction called dhe – 1  (to set, put) by the good people at the AHD. Some alleged lcognates of AFFAIR not listed  above are: AMPLIFY, BEATIFIC, BENEFICE, BENEFIT, CHAFE, COMFIT, CONFECT. CONFETTI, COUNTERRFEIT, DEFEASANCE, DEFEAT, DEFECT, DEFICIENT, DISCOMFIT, EDEFICE, EDIFY,  EFFICACIOUS, EFFICIENT, -FACIENT, FACSIMILE, FACTITIOUS, FACTOR, FASHION. FEAT, FEATURE, FETISH, -FIC,  FORFEIT, -FY, INFECT, MALEFACTOR, MALFEASANCE,  MANUFACTURE,  MISFEASANCE, PERFECT, PLUPERFECT, PREFECT, PROFICIENT, SACRIFICE, SUFFICE, SUFFICIENT and VIVIFY (see “VIVID”).   Non-English cognates of AFFAIRE include French affaire, .Italian affare, Rumanian afacere, and Indonesian perkara (where the first R seems to have been added later).

The opposite number of the Phey-Ayin-Lamed worker is the Bet-Ayin-Lamed owner , the  בעל or boss – this S-B is at BULLY.   Many of the AHD’s illogical “cognates” can be found in other entries. For example, DOOM,

-DOM and DUMA (the Russian body of law-making) can be found at DEAN.  So-called cognates like SUCCIFIENT are taken up at SUFFICE. 

For easy doing. Spanish has facil , easy; facilidad, facility; facilitar, make easy;  and facilimente, easily.

Two other action words with a bilable and liquid, plus weak etymologies, are ABLE and POWER. ABLE  is given the Indo-European “root” ghabh (to give or receive); POWER has poti (powerful, lord).   The alchemists who can derive such words from very different-sounding “roots” are not more logically potent than the creativity of Peh-Ayin-Lamed. ABLE, only a bialiabial shift away, brings –ABLE, ABILITY, CAPABLE  and CAPABILITY.

For harder work, see PLOUGH.

More forms of פעל Po’[A]hL or Fa’GHahL is (to do, make) at MAKE.

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