Origin of English word FLIGHT

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[P-R-KH → PH-L-GH]


German flug, to fly, allows us to consider FLIGHT an FLG word, and to consider the end-T as non-historic.  The AHD puts FL + dental (D,T) words, like FLEET  (see FLEET) and FLOAT at the same alleged  Indo-European “root”,  pleu (to flow), that is given to FLIGHT.    A young FLEDGE or FLEDGELING (learning to fly) is also in that flooded Indo-European “root”.  The D of FLEDGLING was added to better pronounce the FLG word.  The pleu IE “root” not only includes the verb FLY, but the noun, the insect, as well.  The AHD traces the FLY to Old English fleoge (a fly) , again FLG, not FLT or our Edenic F (Phey) + liquid (Resh)  + easily dropped guttural (Het)..

Sryiac PaRa[K[HTAh is a bird and an insect, a flying creature. פרח PaRaK[H] is to fly, blossom forth  (Genesis 40:10), or to go arborne like a disease (Exodus 9:9).  A PaRaK[H]aT is a bird or an flying creature (Ezekiel 13:20).  EPHRoa[K]H s a young bird (Deuteronomy 2:6).   HaPHRaK[H]aH is the flying about of rumors.

Only a bilabial shift away is  ברח BaRaK[H]   (too break away and flee, take flight -- Genesis 31:22). See a family of these bilabial-liquid-guttural breakers at BREAK.  More ברח BaRaK[H] , including an identically spelled barrier to escape at WRECK.

Follow the פ-ל   Phey-Lamed sub-root  of separation at ARCHIPELAGO, PLEA, and PLOUGH.


Firaakh is an Arabic chicken. EFRoaK[H], the young bird or FLEDGELING who is learning to fly, explains German vogel ( bird). The Edenic bilabial-liquid-guttural has been scrambled by an M132 metathesis, with Pey/P-Resh/R-Het/K[H] shifting to V-G-L. 

But German has other words from Pey-Resh-Het:  Flug  is flight; fluggewerden is a fledge and Flugzeug is an airplane     EFRoaK[H] is used for chicks and chicken, so the bilabial-liquid PULLET, and chickens of French (poulet), Italian and Spansh (pollo), and the nasalized (extra N) frango of Portuguese are forms of our Pey/Phey-Resh-Het.

 PRK flying is like springing forth. The alleged Indo-European “root” of SPRING is spergh (to move, hasten,spring).  As is so often the case, the S before a 4–or-more consonant word is non-historic. With words like SPRINGBOK and SPRINGE (a snare), the N is also froma nasalizaion.  The botanical sense of Pey-Resh-Het explains the flowering season of SPRINGTIME.


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