Origin of English word GRIME

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The word GRIME is addressed in the entry: CHRISM


English Word

CHRISM

Edenic Word

RaQa[K]H

Hebrew Word

רקח

Transliteration

Resh-Koof-Het

Pronounciation

ra-KAKH

Conversion

[RQ(K)H →CHR]

Meaning

apothecary, perfumer

Roots

CHRISM is consecrated unguent, from Greek khriein, to rub, anoint. The alleged Indo-European “root” is ghrei (to rub). 

Preparing ointments, spices, perfume or apothecary drugs is the work of the רקח RaQaK[H], the noun and verb of ointment making. רקח RaQaKH is compounding oil or ointment, with similar terms in Phoenician and Akkadian. The preparer of consecreated spices and the preparation is in Exodus 30:35; spiced wine used this RQ root in Songs 8:2.  For the Greek there is a metathesis of Guttural and Liquid, but ריח ReYaK[H] scent retains the sequence – see REEK


Branches

One must understand that ancient anointments were more like aromatic shampoo than an oily dousing. The most famous cognates are CHRIST and CHRISTMAS.  The anti-religious dictionary adds the unrelated GRISLY and GRIME to besmirch the aromatic etymology. Twenty centuries later, a Jerusalem pharmacist is a ROAQayah[K]H.


Bible Verses

Exodus 30:35 ועשׂית אתה קטרת רקח מעשׂה רוקח ממלח טהור קדשׁ׃

“And thou shalt make of it incense, a perfume after the art of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy.”


Strong

(7543)

Related Words

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