Origin of English word HALIBUT

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The word HALIBUT is addressed in the entry: BEAT

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word









The Indo-European “root” of BEAT is said to be bhau (to strike). All the meanings of BEAT are covered by Hebrew sound-alikes.  BEAT is 1) to repeatedly strike, 2) to punish with flogging,

3) to tread upon or make flat, 4) to mix, as to BEAT eggs, 5) to outdo or defeat an opponent.

  בעט Bee[A]iDT, and earlier   בעט Bah’[A]hT in Deuteronomy32:15, is to kick out at, trample and spurn. בטש   BaDTaSH (Aramaic) is to beat or stamp, a relative of  פטש   PaDTahSH (to hammer out).

Eben Shoshan's dictionary also states that the term means to conquer (beat) and to mix or stir (beat). Both פטיש   PaTeeYSH and BEETLE mean a hammer. Repeated blows and strokes are implied by                 חבט      [K]HaBHaDT, as in Deuteronomy24:20 "when you BEAT your olive tree" --  תחבט Ta[K]HBHoaDT.  Arabic  wataha means “he beat with cudgels).


Two armies, together (com- trying to kick butt is called COMBAT (from the French word for fight). Beating a drum is only a PAT or TAP (PAT back­wards) .  תפף ToaPHaiF (strike lightly) is an extension of   תף ToaPH (drum – see TAP). Besides   פטש  PaDTahSH above, words like BASH are linked to    פחת Pa[K]Ha$ (to batter, beat out of shape).

The Indo-European “root” battuere (to beat) is a "Latin verb of unknown origin" The following easily relate to the Hebrew terms above: ABATE, BAT(v.), BATTER, BATTERY, DEBATE, and REBATE. MORE at BAT, BOOT, and BUTT.  The repeated beating of   חבט   KhaBaDT above sounds like Japanese habataku (to flap wings).

BATTLE is thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European “root” battuere, a Latin verb of unknown origin.    פתל FaTahL means "wrestled" (JPS Bible) or "struggled together" (Hebrew-EnglishLexiconoftheBible) in Genesis30:8.

Listed cognates of BEAT include  ABUT, BEETLE, BUSHEL, BUTT, BUTTOCK, BUTTON, BUTTRESS, HALIBUT, REBUT, REFUTE and SACKBUT. POU(N)D is a nasalized PT or PD word of striking.

In American baseball and foorball, strategy sometimes calls for hitting the ball with a BUNT or PUNT.   The forms of    בעט    Bah’[A]hT  are nasalized because they are so much easier to pronounce.

  In tune with the Edenic beat are words like:   bate ( Rumanian ) , bater  (Portuguese ),   batter (French) , bic (Polish),    bit   (Czech and Slovakian) ,  bit  (Ukrainian),   bitj  (Russian)  and   p´aeta (Korean).

The p-guttural “strike” words, like those below, are from   פגע   PeG’GHah or PeG[A]h (strike – I Kings 2:25):

 Pegar, (Spanish),  picchiare , (Italian)   and  peksma  (Estonian).   (RW)

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