Origin of English word GLABROUS

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Latin glaber means smooth and bald; the object of the shaving  גלב GaLaBH ("barber"- Ezekiel5:8).  Latin calvus means bald; there is only the minor guttural shift from G to hard C. The IE “root”, gladh (smooth), matches GeLeD ("skin" -Job16:15).  GaLaH is to make bare, lay open, reveal or uncover (Genesis 9:21).  Switching to another guttural-liquid, QaRAK[H] is to shear or make bald (Leviticus 21:5), QaRayaK[H] mean bald (Leviticus 13:40).

A   גרב GeReBH (scab – see GARB) is a smooth, bald patch on the skin – and only an L/R liquid shift away.


GiLOOPH is carving – see CARVEand “GLYPH”;QLahPH is parchment (skin made smooth and bald).  GABBRO are igneous rocks, from Latin glaber, bare, smooth.

Cognates of GLABROUS (without hair) at Indo-European “root” gladh (smooth) are GABRO and GLABELLA. Other Indo-European “root”s meaning baldness are kelewo and klewo, giving us CALVARIUM, CALVINIST, CALVARY and CALVITIES. GLABROUS deserves mention at Indo-European “root” gal (bald, naked) along with CALLOW.  Goliboda is a Polish barber. Other “gol” words in Polish are golarnia (barbershop), golec (naked man…poor wretch), and golo (naked, bare, in the open air).  In the native Venezuelan isolate language of Joti, kulubo means bare skin ( Stephen Bove) . See  CALLOW and GALYAK .

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