Origin of English word GROSZ

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The word GROSZ is addressed in the entry: CRASS


English Word

CRASS

Edenic Word

Ka$ahL

Hebrew Word

כסל

Transliteration

Kahf-Samekh-Lamed

Pronounciation

KESS-el

Conversion

[KSL → KSR → KRS]

Roots

There is no Indo-European “root” concocted for CRASS.  From Latin crassus ( thick, dense) we get to the description of a thick, dense or stupid person. 

Similarly,   כסל  Ka$ahL means “fleshy, thick” (Harkavy), a fatness in Leviticus 3:4, which leads to the כסיל K$eeYL (fool – Proverbs 10:1). The noun form in Proverbs, כסילות K’$eeYLOOT (folly), is fairly light, but in Jeremiah 10:8  we have the K$eeYL painted as “brutish.” 

כרסן KaR$aN is  stout-bellied person, but the word is not in Tanach or ancient Semitic, so it can’t be cited as Edenic.


Branches

Just as K”$OOT (garment)  is behind “suit” – see SUIT, it seems logical to find SILLINESS in Kahf-Samekh-Lamed.  The Indo-European “root” offered for SILLY, as well as for CONSOLE, EXHILIRATE, HILARITY and SOLACE is sel - 2 ( of good mood).  This “root’s” meaning  does fit Ki$LaH (confidence, hope – Job 4:6).  Both the overly optimistic idiot and the crass brute can fit.

For other dense fools, see FATUITY In Hungarian csel is a verb of fooling someone.

Like Latin crassus ( thick, dense) is Latin grossus (thick), sourc of ENGROSS, GROCER, GROSCHEN, GROSS and GROSZ.


Related Words

FATUITY



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