Origin of English word FOUL

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English Word

FOUL

Edenic Word

BaLaH

Hebrew Word

בלה

Transliteration

Bet-Lamed-Hey

Pronounciation

Bah-LAH

Conversion

[BL → FL]

Roots

The alleged Indo-European “root” of FOUL is pu- 2 (to rot, decay).  The theoretical Germanic fulaz  (rotten) was to have given rise to Old English ful (rotten). 

Edenic offers  בלה BaLaH (worn out; decay – Deueronomy 8:4). ב Bhet is a closer bilabial to the F of FOUL, and there is a Bhet-Lamed version in Job 13:28, “decayeth like a rotten thing.”   בלוי BaLOOY (shabby) and  נבל NaBHaL (to wither, fade, wear away) are seen at PALL and VILE.


Branches

  נבול פה Nee BHOOL PeH means lascivious speech, obscenity, or, FOUL speech. (Ti)PHLaH means unsavorinessandobscenity.  Dirty rotten cognates in English include  DEFILE, FILE, FILTH, FULMAR and a dozen words that can only be linked to a bilabial-liquid with the voodoo that currently passes for etymology.

More at WEAR OUT.


Related Words

VILE



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