Origin of English word HARE

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The word HARE is addressed in the entry: HASTE

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[H-TS → HST]


Old French haste is believed to be from Germanic, but there is no Indo-European “root” available for HASTE, HASTEN or HASTY.

האיץ     HAyeeYTS means “he hastened” (EDK). Biblical forms stress a ח-ץ  Het-Tsadi (see below). חץ     [K]HaiTS the arrow (see HASTATE) is named for its speed as well as its ability to split or cleave ([K]HaTSaBH) its target. In other words, a dart (arrow) darts (flies with great haste and pressure).

Ni[K]HeeYTSaH is haste and pressure,  Lah[K]HahTS means pressure - Deuteronomy26:7. As Na[K]HahTS means "to press or urge," so  AhTS is to urge, press or "hasten" - Genesis19:15. Het-Vav-Shin,  חוש [K]HOOSH, means to make haste, with HS terms in Ugaritgic and Akkadian. Alef-Vav-Tsadi,     אוץ OoWTS, also means to make haste; in Exodus 5:13 taskmasters “hasted” the Israelite slaves . עוש HOOS   and     עות HOOTH (Isaiah 50:4) is “to hasten up” (Harkavy). More ע Ayin-as-H at SEROW.


The H-TS root is softened, as [K]HahS(H) is to make haste. The verb form of [K]HeeYSH (quickly, speedily) appears in Isaiah60:22 - "I the Lord will hasten it in its time."   Danish haster is urgent. 

HUSTLE (speed and pressure are implied) and HASENPFEFFER are probably related. The latter term comes from German hase (rabbit - that proverbial hustler). The HARE is seen at HURRY.

An HS antonym is Hee$ai$ (hesitate)  – see  "HESITATE."InChinese, ts'uits'u is to hurry and hsunsu is haste.

A reversal of HT appears in touhu (bustle, confusion in Finnish).  ToaHOO is usually translated "unformed" when describing the worldinGenesis1:2; the Finnish term may offer a better rendition.

Closely related to [K]HOOSH is [A]iSH. The hustling [A]hSH (moth) hastens to AiSh (fire). Japanese keisotstu na (hasty) fits the main etymon, NiK[H]eeYTSaH.  Reversing the Guttural-Fricative Edenic etymons above allows for Japanese isoqu (hurrying), Cantonese sook (fast), Chinese: Mandarin su (quick) and Eskimo Inupiaq suka (fast).

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David   11/27/2012 8:27:00 PM
RABBIT on the other hand can be seen in Leviticus 11:6. It is ARNEBET in biblical hebrew. aRneBet-- can you see the RaBbit in it. Likewise, it is ARNAB in Arabic. English is missing the N consonant and Arabic is missing the T consonant. Hebrew has all 4 consonants-- aRNeBeT. Simply amazing!

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