Origin of English word GANOID

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English Word

GANOID

Edenic Word

NaGaH

Hebrew Word

נגה

Transliteration

Noon-Gimel-Hey

Pronounciation

NO-gah

Conversion

[NG → GN]

Meaning

to shine

Roots

GANOID describes the glossy scales of GANOIDEI fish.  It is from Greek ganos, brightness, but the AHD reconstructed an Indo-European “root” gau (“to rejoice; also to have religious fear or awe”). Yes, the secular, mythic root is fishy in both the sound and sense.  Sticking to a guttural-nasal root for brightness, reverse Edenic נגה  NaGaH (to shine – II Samuel 22:13.  Similar terms exist in Ethiopic, Syriac and Ugaritic.   In the Aramaic of Daniel 6:20, נגה   Noon-Gimel-Hey means the brightness of  “dawn.”   נגה NoaGaH is also a noun of shining, see IGNITION.


Branches

Other words from GN brightness include GANOIDAL, GANOIDEAN, GANOIN and GANOMALITE.

Alleged cognates of this Indo-European “root” are GAUD, GAUDY, JOY, ENJOY and REJOICE. In Akkadian nigu does mean to be glad, rejoice.


Bible Verses

II Samuel 22:13 מנגה נגדו בערו גחלי־אשׁ׃

“At the brightness before Him coals of fire flamed forth.”


Strong

(5051)

Related Words

IGNITION



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