Origin of English word GURGLE

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The word GURGLE is addressed in the entry: GARGLE

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Latin gurgulio means a throat or windpipe; GaRGeReT is defined as windpipe, and translated as "throat" in Proverbs3:3.  GeeRGaiR (to gargle) is not in the Bible, but  GaRoaN (throat, neck -– see GROAN) and GHoR(eF) (back of neck – see GIRAFFE) are.


IE “root”s g(w)er and gwelboth mean "to swallow." They include many terms that echo throat words like German Kehle or Italian gola – “see GULLET.”. Some of these are GOLIARD, GORGE, GLUTTON (a  GaRGeRaN in Modern Hebrew), GULLET, JOWL and KEEL.   The Italian throat is a gargarozzo. In Spanish it’s a garganta. In Joti, the native isolate language of Venezuela where K=G and W=R, a throat is a kwan ( Stephen Bove ).

In Sanskrit galla is the “swallower,” the throat or neck.

George Washington often wore a GORGET around his throat.

The IE “root”s do not include GARGANEY, GARGOYLE (a gurgling waterspout), GORGEOUS (formerly concerning neckwear), GULP, GURGLE and the mouthwash of academia - JARGON (from the Sanskrit word for gurgling).

The Indonesian throat term begins with "ker"; gorlo is the Russian throat.  Shift  G-R to G-L for other Edenic and English throat words at  GARGLE.   M ore throats at COLLAR and GROAN; more necks at GIRAFFE and GROAN.

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