Origin of English word HASP

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English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[(K)H-SH-BH → HSP]


girdle or belt


There is no so-called Indo-European “root” for HASP.  A HASP is 1. a hinged lock, 2, a spindle to wind thead or silk  on – Websters .  HASP is also the verb of locking or winding material fast.

חשב   [K]HeSHeBHis a girdle or belt (Leviticus 8:7).  Het is often an H; Shin to S is also less than a letter shift; Bhet to P is a bilabial shift.  A metathesis reveals a better Edenic etymon for sense, if not for sound. The synonym by metathesis is חבש [K]HaBHaSH, to bind or weave -- as in binding a turban in Exodus 29:9.


תחבשת  Ta[K]HBoSHeT  is a bandage in Modern Hebrew.   Het-Bhet-Shin appears in Slavic bandages: obvaz in Polish, and  zavoj Het-Bhet-Shin reversed, with all three shifting) in Serbo-Croatian.  Polish obwiaz (wrap up, bind, tie)   is also from  a S-G S-B   S-F  of חבש   [K]HaBHaSH.  

Bible Verses

Leviticus 8:7 ויתן עליו את־הכתנת ויחגר אתו באבנט וילבשׁ אתו את־המעיל ויתן עליו את־האפד ויחגר אתו בחשׁב האפד ויאפד לו בו׃

“And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.” (KJV)



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