Origin of English word GOOD

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The alleged Indo-European “root” of GOOD is ghedh (to unite, join, fit).   That which is united is GOOD, like some really TOGETHER threads someone wore in the Sixties.

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;   גדוד GIDOOD is a troop or group - IKings11:24.     גדר GHeDeR, Ayin-Dalet-Resh,  is a gathering called a herd (Genesis 32:17) – see HERD. The   גיד GeeYD, sinew – Genesis 32:32, binds bones together – see GUT.  To bind,  ע-ק-ד Ayin-Koof-Dalet, is this same guttural-dental sound and sense of gathering together.  Also bringing things like cattle TOGETHER are        גדר GeDeR (gate – Numbers 22:24) and    גדר GaDaR (to fence in) – see GATHER.   That which is “together”    in Sixties slang)  is GOOD.

That which is isolate, and not good, is at BAD.

Another guttural-dental theme of togetherness is the Het-Dalet of oneness at JUXTAPOSE.


For related G-D and GH-D zoological gatherings, see GOAT and HERD.
Matching the GD cognates of GOOD, GATHER and TOGETHER are words like Welsh cidys, a bundle or fagot.  In British dialect to KID a KID is to bundle a bundle, ultimately from our EGeD (bundle, bunch) and EyGaiD (to bind together). 

The normal “good in a Hebrew dictionary is   טוב DTOABH.  In Persian this dental-bilabial is reversed to fayde.    There are many Indo-European cognates that are inverses of each other.  Natural creolization shifts letters and occasionally creates a metathesis, but it does not turn words on their heads.  Only a neurological Babel-bable explains these  reversals.

 A “good” example is the Irish “good” or “well:”  dag- , and  deg-. Dug is good in Sumerian, which some linguists claim as IE. Other examples of reversed Indo-European cognates include ALTO/TALL, FOLIO/LEAF and PHILO/LOVE. Many more  are in The Origin of Speeches.

“Good” is in the eye of the culture. We all think in Edenic, but we often think differently. To the Russians “good” is skillfull, as in kharoshi (good)  from חרש K[H]aRaSH, work of a skilled craftsman – Exodus 28:11. From this guttural-liquid, we can add much insight from the Korean.

Korean chall  (well, nicely, skillfully), has a liquid shift (Resh/R to L) and has dropped the end-Shin/SH.  But we learn how certain cultures think " skilled" when they come up with a term for "good."  We all still think in Edenic (Pre-Hebrew).

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Dan   4/1/2017 2:50:00 PM
Echad means one - binding and gathering is the process of making the many as one

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