Origin of English word HAMLET

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The word HAMLET is addressed in the entry: HAUNT

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encamp, incline, settle


Old French hanter is to frequent or resort to; a HAUNT is a place often visited or stayed in.

[K]HaNaH is to encamp, incline or settle (Exodus19:2). Ma[K]HaNeH is a camp (Genesis32:22); QahN  is a nest, dwelling or chamber.


The Indo-European “root” for HAUNT is kei (to lie, bed, couch, night's lodging, home) or tkei (to settle, dwell, be home).  Farsi (IE) for “abode” is khane.  The relevant terms listed at these loosely defined roots include BOHEMIAN, CEMETERY, HAME, HAMLET, INCUNABULA, and HOME. HOME is from Greek keimai (to lie down, rest) which recalls K[H]aNaH (to incline, settle down). Reverse Het-Noon to Noon-Vav-Het, NOOaK[H] for a word that means "to rest," “settle down” or "to lie"  (Genesis 8:4). COMA is from Greek “deep sleep, whicj is more likely of obscure origin” (AHD).

In Spanish cama is a bed, and Camilla is a stretcher. The similar, built-in opposite of Noon-Vav-Het resting is Noon-Vav-Ayin movement (Cain was a N[A[h, a wanderere – Genesis 4:12).

Back to guttural-nasal resting and settling:

Beginning with the Arabic tent, chayma, many homes, haunts or CAMPUSES can be heard as coming from Het-Noon (the Het gutturalized, and the nasal shifted to M). The Latin campus is a level plain or field for habitation, for camping out (even with an eventual city). In Genesis 26:27 the Het-Noon verb of making camp is situated in a level wadi. CAMP has no Indo-European “root”. In Spanish a camp may be put up in the campo (field); and in French in the campagne (countryside).

Another KN "home" word is, now thought to originate with Latin cannis (a dog).   Can is a house in Nawat, an American Indian dialect in El Salvador. The alternative to Het-Noon is the QahN above, also at KENNEL.

A tent in Arabic is chayma,in Swahili it's hema, and inIndonesian kemah. Huone is a room in Finnish. A nasalized NoaK[H] may be Chinese ning (peace, tranquility – X482)

A Noon-guttural antonym for these KN terms of settlement is Noon-AyinorNAGH (to be unstable, to wander about – Genesis 4:12).

Hawaiian nohona (a dwelling) and hoho (Hawaiian verbofdwelling, taking up residence and staying) relate to (a reversal of) [K]HaNaH (to encamp, settle down).

There is no IE “root” for INN (hotel), only an identical Old English term.  The Modern Greek inn, hani, suggests  [K]HaNaH (to encamp, especially after a journey – Exodus 13:20) .  The same H ey-Noon of encampments, the same source for the Modern Hebrew word for parking one’s car.

Bible Verses

Exodus 19:2 ויסעו מרפידים ויבאו מדבר סיני ויחנו במדבר ויחן־שׁם ישׂראל נגד ההר׃

“And when they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount.”



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