Origin of English word GREEN

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English Word

GREEN

Edenic Word

Ra’GHahN

Hebrew Word

רען

Transliteration

Resh-Ayin-Noon

Pronounciation

Rah-GUN

Conversion

[RGHN → GRN]

Meaning

green, leaves

Roots

Ancient languages only have a few colors, and GREEN is not one of them.  Suspiciously, the invented Indo-European “root” is ghree, and the meaning is grow, then green.  See GROW.  GREEN is first heard in Old English grene.

Ra’GHahN means green, fresh in Syriac. רענן  Ra’GHaNaN is the Biblical green, describing verdant trees (Deuteronomy 12:2) or leaves (Jeremiah 17:8).  In Hosea 14:9  the  ברוש רענן  is well translated by KJV “green fir.”  The JPS has “verdant cypress:,” but the evergreen  tree is the point.  See BRUSH. An M213 metathesis might have turned Resh-Ayin-Noon to GRN.   קרן QaRaN is shining in Exodus 34:35, a guttural shift away from GREEN..


Branches

Biblical yellow and green, and greens (herbs – Genesis 1:30) are from Yod-Resh-Koof.  Reversing the Resh-Koof of ירקרק YiRaQRaQ (greenish – Leviticus 13:49) could get a GR like the Indo-European ”root” of GREEN, GROW and GRASS (see GRASS).  ירקון YayRaQoWN, greenness (Jeremiah 30:6) has all the necessary music and meaning.


Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 12:2 אבד תאבדון את־כל־המקמות אשׁר עבדו־שׁם הגוים אשׁר אתם ירשׁים אתם את־אלהיהם על־ההרים הרמים ועל־הגבעות ותחת כל־עץ רענ

“Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:”


Strong

(7488)

Related Words

GROW,BRUSH,GRASS



@XakSullivan   11/7/2013 5:29:00 AM
The German's grün, naturally. (:

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