Origin of English word HASTATE

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Hebrew Word







[H- TS → HST]




A HASTATE leaf is spearlike; Latin hasta is a spear. The Indo-European “root” ghasto (rod, staff) is the source of HASTATE, HASLET, GAD, and YARD. A similar Indo-European “root” is ghaiso (a stick, spear); the cognates listed there include GARFISH, GARLIC, GORE and GYRFALCON.

חץ [K]HaiTS (arrow - IISamuel22:15) is the likely source of hasta (sticklike projectile of war).

Furthermore, the first spear was a sharpened stick. A stick (piece of wood) is a reverse of Ayin-Tsadi (wood or “timber” – Exodus 31:5) see STICK, from Edenic GHayTS to what could be erroneously reconstructed as an “Indo-European root” called “ghaiso.”


BRANCHES: [ K]HaTSaTS is a noun (arrow) or verb (to partition or divide). A #1-#2 letter flip KH-(T)S -TS (arrow - Proverbs20:17) gives us Latin sagitta (arrow) and SAGITTARIUS. Gaida, the Lombardic javelin, and other K[H]ahD (sharp) terms are found at GOAD and ACACIA. Arrows are directed K[H]OOTS (abroad).

Reversing from KT to TK, toxon is the Greek arrow - the source of TOXIC. Tuku is to discharge in Proto-Polynesian.

Another such reversal appears at ASAGAI (spear); the zaghhayah (slender spear) appears in Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic, but is said to be of Berber origin.

The unhistoric initial "s" is common among the Indo-European tongues. One might suspect that Old English scytel (a dart, missile) is from K[H]aiTS (arrow). Scyt(el) is the source of SHUTTLE, and cognates under Indo-European “root” skeud (to shoot, chase, throw) include SCHUSS, SCOT, SCUTTLE, SCOUT, SHEET, SHOOT, SHOT, SHUT, and SKEET. SCATTER may be related to. More Hebrew connections at SHOOT.

Haetat is the arrow term for the Coeur dAlene Indians of British Columbia. Nearby, K'it was the arrow shot by the Andrade Quileute Indians of NW Washington State. The spear of the Andrade Quileute Indians is a t'si; a dart in Proto-Polynesian is an ise. Reverse to dika for a Malay spear, and soften the reversed [K][Hai(T)S for shih - the Chinese arrow.

 [K]HaTSeeY (half – Exodus 24:6) is a related dividing word.  Japanese gusu is an even number, or divisible by half.  The Japanese likely named the knee the hiza because it divides or bends the leg.

See DAGGER and STICK, and similar cutterers at ACACIA.

Bible Verses

II Samuel 22:15 וישׁלח חצים ויפיצם ברק ויהמם׃

“And He sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.”



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