Origin of English word HAGAR

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The word HAGAR is addressed in the entry: HAGIOGRAPHA

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word









holy day, holiday, pilgrimage festival


HAGIOGRAPHA is the third tier of books in the Hebrew Bible, containing non-legal, non-prophetic books like Psalms. The dozen HAGIO- words are form Greek hagios (holy) and "perhaps" from the Indo-European “root” yag (to worship, reverence).

חג [K]HahG is a holy day, holiday or (pilgrimage) festival; the noun and verb are found at Exodus23:14-15.     חגיגי [K] HaGeeYGeeY is solemn, exalted or festive;    חגגות   [K] HaGeeGOOT is solemnity.


חגא   [K]HaGAh is "terror," but Ebhen Shoshan's dictionary adds that it implies a pagan holiday.   Sadly, before 1950 pagan and Christian holidays too often meant murder and rapine    in Jewish atreas.       Arabic haji is one who has made a holy pilgrimage;   חגיגה [K]HaGeeYGaH is a pilgrimage.

  חג [K]aiG is "to make a circle" (see GIRDLE.)  The pilgrim is roundly hugged by circles and cycles, sacred places and holy days.  The Moslem pilgrimage is the HADJ. Arabic hajji (no D, but a jimel or G) is from חג

[K]HahG, pilgrimage festival.  The Moslem HEGIRA orhejira means flight, referring to Mohammad’s flight from the once Jewish city Medina to Mecca.  Perhaps the word entered the Arabic mind from the flight of HAGAR (Genesis 16:6 and later 21:14). See MIGRATE.

Bible Verses

את־חג המצות תשׁמר שׁבעת ימים תאכל מצות כאשׁר צויתך למועד חדשׁ האביב כי־בו יצאת ממצרים ולא־יראו פני ריקם׃ Exodus 23:15

“Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto Me in the year. The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep; seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month Abib - for in it thou camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear before Me empty;”


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