Origin of English word FRUIT

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Latin frux is fruit; fructus is enjoyment. Both are contained in the Indo-European “root” bhrug, the alleged source of FRUIT and other terms like BROOK, FRUCTIFY (see FRUCTIFY), FRUGAL FRUITION and FRUMENTY.

Instead of this interpretive fruit-enjoyment equation, the Hebrew Bible presents a natural connection between FERTILITY and FRUIT. The Lord blessed all living things (including words) to be FERTILE,"befruitfulandmultiply" פרו    PiROO (or F’ROO)” - Genesis1:28. The plural of פרי FReeY (Genesis1:29 -- elsewhere pronounced PreeY --  is פרות P(H)ayROAT (FRUIT). Egyptian fruit and seed is prt.    The Old French is fruit or fruict. Related  FRC terms derive from פרח     PHeRa[K]H (bud, blossom, flower - noun or verb - Genesis40:10).  See FRUCTIFY.

פרת PORaT is fruitful (Genesis49:22)  or FERTILE. PARADISE may originally be an orchard of FRUIT,  a פרדס PaRDay$  (Paradise) -- (Ecclesiastes 2:5).  The word might also be split up as 1)  PRD -- partitioned off +  2) DS or SD -- well-irrigated fiel  (See SOD.)

PRD fertility is also seen in פרודה PROODaH of Joel1:17, translated "seed" or "grain."

Shifting bilabial F to B,  Bet-Resh fruit or FERTILIZATION terms include:    עבר [E]eBooR,  a fetus and עבר   [A]hBHaR to yield fruit  or to fructify (Job 21:10).


Zoological, rather than botanical PR FRUITS of the womb include the EPHRoah[K]H (PULLET or chick of Deuteronomy22:6), the (O)PHER (fawn),  K'FeeYR (lion cub) and PiR[K]HaH ("BROOD" in Job30:12). Relevant PR words in English include PROLAN, PROLETARIAN, PROLICIDE, PROLIFERATE, and PROLIFIC. Latin pullus is a young horse, so no one should mistake PULLET as a fowl word, or any of these P + liquid terms as species-specific.  French PLUM is prune,  So that PRUNE and

From Latin proles (offspring) we move to Latin parere (to beget, give birth) which delivers -PARA, PARENT, -PAROUS, VIPER and REPERTORY. These Phey-Resh/PR terms also are FERTILE ground for BREEDing BR terms like BAIRN (child), BEAR, BIRTH BORE and BORN.

The IE “root” virere (to be green - "of unknown origin) and words like VERDANT fit here.   BhaR or B(H)aR means field – see BARRIO.

Children and the spawn of fish are called FRY; Old Norse frio meant seed or offspring. For R-For R-PH offshoots see TROPHY

This entry ought to concentrate on  botanical produce like APRICOT, APPLE, perhaps APRIL, FRUCTOSE, PEAR, PLUM, PRUNE, and (S)PROUT (the meaning of PaRahG. PROGENY and other PRO- words ultimately relate.  PLUM in other languages is like the PR fruit of Eden: French prune,  Dutch pruim and Indonesian prem

As the Pey-Resh (bilabial-liquid) fruitful sex, “woman” was named vrou in Afrikaans, vrouw in Dutch, Frau in German (whence HAUSEFRAU, a housewife) and froi in Yiddish.  Many Germanic words with an APPEL element are used for an assortment of fruits. The Dutch aardappel(potato) is literally the earth fruit, while the Danish orange, applesin, literally means the Chinese fruit. For German, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish, one does not distinguish apples from oranges.  German Frucht   is fruit, crop, reward. Iif the German CH is unhistoric, then the root is Edenic  פרות    FeROAT, fruit. But if  the German T is unhistoric, then we should go to פרח      FeRaK[H], flower at FRUCTIFY. The sub-root of Phey-Resh remains the correct stem. In Hindi phal is fruit, and  phool  is flower (from פרח   PeRa[K]H , flower).The Hungarian strawberry is eper.


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