Origin of English word FICKLE

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English Word

FICKLE

Edenic Word

(Ha)FaK[H]

Hebrew Word

הפך

Transliteration

Hey-Phey-Kahf

Pronounciation

(ha)-FUKH

Conversion

[(H)-PH-KH]

Roots

Old English ficol (treacherous, false) is traced to Indo-European peig or peik (evil-minded, hostile).

הפוך   HiPOOKH or HiFOOKH is overturning, reversal or change. The root appears in Genesis3:24, but a more relevant citation would be Proverbs17:28 - "who speaks duplicity falls into trouble." HayFeKH is the opposite or contrary; HaFaKHPaKH (Proverbs21:5) is defined in Hebrew dictionaries as "fickle" and "changeable."  In Modern Hebrew a HaFKHaN is fickle.


Branches

For other flip-flops, reverse to terms like KaPHaH (to invert) and GahBH (back).   See HAVOC.


Related Words

HAVOC



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