Origin of English word GESTALT

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The word GESTALT is addressed in the entry: INSTALL


English Word

INSTALL

Edenic Word

SHaTahL

Hebrew Word

שתל

Transliteration

Shin-Tahf-Lamed

Pronounciation

SHA-TULL

Conversion

[STL]

Meaning

to plant or transplant

Roots

Medieval Latin stallum gave us STALL and INSTALL, while Old High German stellen is the source of GESTALT.the alleged Indo-European “root” is stel (to put, stand), but most significant is STOLON, from Latin stolo (branch, shoot). In botany, a STOLON is "a trailing branch or shoot that takes root at the tip to form a new plant."  SHaTeL is a shoot or sapling (Psalms128:3);   SHaTaL is to plant or transplant (Jeremiah17:8, Psalms1:3).


Branches

The shoots or runners of Indo-European stel include APOSTLE, DIASTOLE, EPISTLE, FORESTALL, INSTALLMENT, PEDESTAL, PERISTALSIS, STALK, STALL, STALLION, STELE, STILL, STILT, STOLE (garment), STOLLEN, STOUT and STULTIFY .

SET and SETTLE might belong here, but the AHD files them under Indo-European “root” sed (to sit). SETTLE does mean to plant firmly in a place or to migrate - fitting the planting and transplanting above. S(H)ahT is to put, place, SET or station.

See SEAT and SET


Bible Verses

Jeremiah 17:8 והיה כעץ שׁתול על־מים ועל־יובל ישׁלח שׁרשׁיו ולא ירא כי־יבא חם והיה עלהו רענן ובשׁנת בצרת לא ידאג ולא ימישׁ מעשׂות פרי׃

“For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but its foliage shall be luxuriant; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”


Strong

(8362)

Related Words

SEAT



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