Origin of English word FORCE

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English Word

FORCE

Edenic Word

GiBHOORaH

Hebrew Word

גבורה

Transliteration

Gimel-Bhet-Vav-Resh-Hey

Pronounciation

Give-OOR-ah

Conversion

[G-BH-R → FRC]

Roots

The Indo-European “root” of FORCE correctly has many military cognates, but most of these deal with fortified heights and hills, rather than might.    Indo-European bhergh-means  “high.”

גבורה    GiBHOORaH means power, strength, might (Exodus 32:18).  An M231 metathesis is needed. Cognates like BURG are better for recognizing the Edenic Gimel/G, but these FORTS and strongholds are grouped with cognates that are not FORCEFUL.  Another “strength” word from the same source is VIGOR, see VIGOR.    גבר GiBoaR is a mighty warrior or hero (Genesis10:9), גבר GeBHeR is a man (see VIRILE).


Branches

The many BR listed cognates that are about a fortified place (built on a hill) are from    

בירה BeeYRaH (capital city, castle, fort…often built on a defensible height  -- Nehemia1:1 and I Chronicles 29:1. The built-in opposite is   בר BaR (suburb – see BARRIO.    בירנית BeeYR aNeeYT is a BARONIAL palace, fortified castle or "fortress" in IIChronicles27:4

The AHD’s cognates of FORCE include: BARROW, BELFRY, BOURG, BOURGEOIS, BURG, BURGER, BURGESS, BURGLAR,  BURGOMASTER, FAUBOURG, ICEBERG WEIR, BOURG (village near a castle), and BURH.  The AHD includes the following derivatives of Latin fortis, strong: COMFORT, EFFORT, ENFORCE, FORCE (see FORCE), FORT, FORTE, FORTIFY, FORTISSIMO, FORTITUDE, FORTRESS and REINFORCE.

The Italian borgo means both village and suburb.    Irish brig (M231) means force.

 See FORCE and GRAVITY.

See  GRAVITY and URBAN.


Related Words

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Dan   4/1/2017 4:08:00 PM
Gibor in Hebrew is a military hero

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