Origin of English word HARM

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English Word

HARM

Edenic Word

[K]HaRMaH

Hebrew Word

חרמה

Transliteration

Het-Resh-Mem-Hey

Pronounciation

HARM-AH

Conversion

[HRM]

Roots

To HARM (damage) is traced to Indo-European “root” kormo (pain, torment).

The sense is much closer to  החרים Hee[K]H'ReeYM (to destroy - Deuteronomy13:16); [K]HaRMaH is destruction or extermination.  An antonym by metathesis  is    רחם   RaK[H]eM, to have mercy, compassion  See MERCY.                            


Branches

The Het may also be read as a hard guttural like K. To CREAM is a slang version of "to destroy." Both CALAMITY and QUALM have etymons inferring injury, damage, death or disaster - but see KILL for destructive KL terms in Hebrew.


Related Words

MERCY,KILL



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