Origin of English word GIRDLE

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English Word

GIRDLE

Edenic Word

[K]HaGOARaH

Hebrew Word

חגורה

Transliteration

Het-Gimel-Vav-Resh-Hey

Pronounciation

(HA)-GORE-(AH)

Conversion

[HGR]

Meaning

to gird

Roots

Old Norse gjorth is the source of words like GIRDLE and GIRTH. The Indo-European “root” gher means to grasp or enclose, with derivatives meaning "enclosure."  חגור

[K]HaGOOR is to "gird" in Exodus29:9.   חגור [K]HaGOAR or  [K]HaGOARaH  is a belt or girdle.

For the Het-Gimel two-letter root that HUGS, see below.


Branches

סגור $aGooR (to close, shut in, lock) establishes the Hebrew GR two-letter root which parallels the Indo-European “root”. (It also may have influenced words like CIGAR(ETTE), SECRET and SECURE.)  See SECURE.    Similarly, EGROAPH is a closed hand or fist (see GRIP at ”GRAPPLE”) -- an extension of OGahR (to gather, collect). DaGahR is a hatch.

Cognates of GIRD and GIRDLE at Indo-European gher include CHOIR, CHORAL, CHORALE, CHORUS, COHORT, CORTEGE, COURT  (see COURT), COURTEOUS, COURTESAN, COURTESY, COURTIER, CURTSY (see DEMOCRAT), GARDEN  (see GARDEN from  גדר GeDeR, enclosure) ,  GARTH, HORTICULTURE, KINDERGARTEN, ORCHARD, and YARD.

As usual, checking the index here will lead you to alternative Hebrew etymons for some of these alleged cognates.

The GARTER belt, GARAGE, GARRET, GARROTTE and GIRDER are more GR possibilities. HUG  should be from Het-Bhet-Koof, [K]Ha[V]aQ (to embrace – see HUG).  The close echo between Jacob’s “wrestling”, Ayin-Bhet-Koof, in Genesis 32:25  and his “hug” with Esau in 33:4 is significant. Otherwise, HUG, what a GIRDLE does, and HOG (an animal of GIRTH) may be from the HG first half of [K]HaGoaR.  חןג [K]HOOG is to make a circle. Hogs are nature’s roundest beasts.

The belts of Germany  (Gurt and Gurtel) and Rumania (curen) certainly fit the Edenic  K[H]aGOAR (belt), but not as well as the Basque belt: gerriko. Guttural-liquid-guttural also appears in kaliki, the Hawaiian girdle (requiring an M231 and S-L . That German belt is familiar to Hassidic Jews as the Yiddish gartel that GIRDS them before prayer.


Bible Verses

Exodus 29:9 וחגרת אתם אבנט אהרן ובניו וחבשׁת להם מגבעת והיתה להם כהנה לחקת עולם ומלאת יד־אהרן ויד־בניו׃

“And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind head-tires on them; and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute; and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.”


Strong

(2296)

Related Words

SECURE



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