Origin of English word FRUCTIFY

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FRUCTIFY (to bear or cause to bear fruit) is thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European “root” bhrug (agricultural produce - cognate with BROOK and FRUGAL.)

פרח P’RoaK[H] is to break forth, blossom, bud, give rise to a young brood. It is often bortanical (Genesis 40:10), but the verb can refer to an outbreak of leprosy or jealousy.  The noun Phey-Resh-Het allows us to link Latin frux (fruit) with FRAGRANCE. פרח   PHaRaK[H] (bud, blossom, flower - Numbers17:23) is the combination of the Phey-Resh of  פרי PHReeY (fruit, agricultural product – see FRUIT) and  ריח RaYaK[H] (smell, scent  – see  REEK). FRAGRANT and FLAIR are otherwise linked to Indo-European “root” bhrag (to smell).  אפרח    EFROAK[H], baby chick – Deuteronomy 22:6 is the young, FRESH (see below) womb-FRUIT of the bird.    הפרה HiFRaH, to fruitfully increase (Genesis 17:6);   פרה PaRaH, to bear young, be fruitful  More FR or PR first-fruit etymons of this FERTILE  family at FRUIT.


As a verb,  פרח PHaRahKH (to flower) can also mean to BREAK OUT like a PLAGUE (see Leviticus13:12 and BREAK). FRUCTOSE is the sugar of fruit.  PaRahG is to sprout or germinate. A Chickasaw  (Amerind) פרח PeRaK[H] flower is a  pakali' (M132, S-L).   Hungarian virag (bilabial and guttural shifts) is also a פרח PHeRaKH or flower. [ Ralph Tedesco]

Bara is a Japanese rose (S-B, the end-guttural drops). Spanish florecer is to flower or bloom, just as פרח PHeRaKH is the flower noun and verb.

 The young trainee boys of the priestly tribe are פרחי כהנה PiRK[H]aY KeHuNaH..  Bilabial-liquid words for “son” include Aramaic בר    BahR,  Malay: Lariki wari, Maya  pal, Latin filius, andFrench fils .  Here is a better source for AFFILIATE  and FILIAL than the AHD’s Indo-European “root” dhe(i), to suck.      More Phey-Resh-Het at PULLET.  הפרה HiFRaH FERTILITYis good for  naming one who bears the children. The FERTILE one in a German couple is the wife or frau.  The HAUSFRAU, housewife, made it to English.   A young lady is a fraulein, and “womanly” is fraulich.   Latin felix, fruitful, fertile… lucky, happy is a liquid shift (L from Resh/R) away from Phey-Resh-Het.   The X and Het are both gutturals. Felix gave us FELICIFIC, FELICITATE, FELICITY, INFELICITY and the FELIX name for people and cats. FELICITY has its roots in Edenic flowers. No wonder we express FELICITATION (congratulation) with a FELICITOUS bouquet of flowers.

German Frucht   is fruit, crop, reward. Iif the German CH is unhistoric, then the root is Edenic  פרות    FeROAT, fruit

 – see FRUIT. But if  the German T is unhistoric, then it belongs here with פרח     FeRaK[H], flower.  Either Edenic

 Py-Resh etymon of FERTILITY bears fruit.

The FRESHNESS of flowers are of great importance.  German “fresh,” Frisch, may have added an S to aid pronunciation of the Germanic form of פרח     FeRaK[H], flower.  A newly-laid egg or newly-painted wall is thus as FRESH as a daisy.

Pey-Resh-Het takes off at FLIGHT.

In Swedish legend Frej and Freja are demigods of FERTILITY, and fro means seed.

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