Origin of English word GATHER

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In Middle English the word was pronounced gaderen; the alleged Indo-European “root” is ghedh (to unite, join, fit).  גדר GeDeR (gate – Numbers 22:24) and גדר GaDaR (to fence in) are chosen for sound correspondence, but other GD terms of gathering tie up the strong bond in meaning.

The Resh as third element is almost always beyond the core sub-root of two letters – here Gimel-Dalet / GD.    אגד AGahD or EyGaiD is to unite, tie and bind together.  אגודה AGOODaH is a "bunch" in Exodus12:22; in IISamuel2:25 "the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one band."   גדד GaDaD is to gather troops; GIDOOD is a troop or group –

 IKings11:24.   The גיד   GeeYD, sinew – Genesis 32:32, binds bones together – see GUT. 

To bind,   עקד Ayin-Koof-Dalet, is this same guttural-dental sound and sense of gathering together.

The “binding of Isaac” is the   עקדה [A]QeyDaH.  That which is “together” Sixties slang)  is GOOD – see this GD theme at GOOD.  That which is isolate, and not good, is at BAD.

עדר GHeyDeR or [A]yDeR, Ayin-Dalet-Resh,  is a gathering called a herd (Genesis 32:17) – see HERD.   עדה   GHayDaH    is a community, a herd of humans (Exodus 12:3) – see SOVIET. The same Ayin-Dalet word is a “swarm” of bees in Judges 14:8.  A fourth guttural-dental theme of togetherness is the Het-Dalet of  יחד  YaK[H]ahD  (united – Genesis 49:6) at JUXTAPOSE.

Combine all four variations of guttural-dental to hear the refrain of Edenics: Music is Meaning.


SQUAD and CADRE might be related. A GeDeR (gate) corrals sheep or a flock of congregants: an GHayDaH.  Gimel plus a dental gathers people or animals, as does a GATE or a GHETTO. Kado is gate in Japanese.

The only official cognates of GATHER are GOOD and TOGETHER, which are synonyms in 1960's lingo. Other guttural-dentals of unification are AQaiD (to bind) and E[K]HahD (one). Instead of reversing the "teg" of INTEGRATE and seeing it as a GT/D term of unification, the authorities say that INTEGER is from Latin in (not) + tangere (to touch). O.K., so we won’t touch or INTEGRATE it. AK[H]ahT is the form of "one" used in context of togetherness. COITUS means "meeting" in Latin. Ugoda is agreement in Polish, where concord is zgoda. Ikat is a bundle or sheaf in Indonesian; it is the root of their word of tying and joining. Kaatoa is to get together in Proto-Polynesian.  More GD togetherness at GOOD and JUXTAPOSE.  A metathesis of GDR gathers many more words.  Like the parallel lines of a barrier in the larger  גדר GeDeR (gate), are the GRID of bars of a GRATE or GRATING.  Se e CRATE and GARDEN.  For related G-D and GH-D zoological gatherings, see GOAT and HERD.

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