Origin of English word GENUFLECT

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The word GENUFLECT is addressed in the entry: KNEEL


English Word

KNEEL

Edenic Word

KoN[A]h

Hebrew Word

כנע

Transliteration

Kahf-Noon-Ayin

Pronounciation

Kah-NAH

Conversion

[KN]

Roots

KNEEL (bow down on knees) is from Latin genu (knee) and Indo-European “root” genu (knee, angle). The German “knee” is Knie,  the guttural like Kahf.   כנע KoN[A]h means to humble, bring down, subjugate (Leviticus26:41); כנע   KiN[A]h  means subjugation.

 In other words, “to bring to one’s knees.”


Branches

BRANCHES: QeM eDT means to fold or crease;  KeeNaiN means to coil; KaNa$ means to gather. The concordance suggests a link between KoN[A]H and KaR[A]h  (to kneel); QeR[A]h means knee.  (See below;  a Resh-Noon is not standard yet). KNEE and GENUFLECT are considered cognates; KNUCKLE is not  – see  ANKLE. Amazon Indian konmeans knee.  The French knee is genou. The Italian is ginocchio; the Rumanianginunchi.  The Khoisan superfamily of African languages have gom for their typical word meaning “bend” or “knee.”

Hawaian reinforces the knee (koli) and kneel (kulou) connection.  This guttural-liquid is close to the Edenic knee KeR[A]H --  Leviticus 1:13) and kneel כרע KaR[A]h – Judges 7:6).


Related Words

ANKLE



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