Origin of English word GALLON

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English Word

GALLON

Edenic Word

LoaG

Hebrew Word

לג

Transliteration

Lamed-Gimel

Pronounciation

LOAG

Conversion

[LG → GL]

Meaning

liquid measure

Roots

There is no Indo-European “root” for GALLON. Middle English and Old French gallon goes only as far back as Lalte Latin galo.

LoaG, the liquid measure (Leviticus 14:10). appears in Ugaritic, ans is related to LG vessel terms in Akkadian, Aramaic and Syriac.


Branches

The captain’s LOG needs no reversal of LG, and takes us back to these LG vessels. Such a vessel, not a treelog, was attached to a boat by a log line. The ship’s speed was measured  by knots in the line.


Bible Verses

Leviticus 14:10 וביום השׁמיני יקח שׁני־כבשׂים תמימם וכבשׂה אחת בת־שׁנתה תמימה ושׁלשׁה עשׂרנים סלת מנחה בלולה בשׁמן ולג אחד שׁמן׃

" And on the eighth day he shall take two he-lambs without blemish, and one ewe-lamb of the first year without blemish, and three tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil."


Strong

(3849)



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