Origin of English word HATE

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The Middle English is haten; a related German term is hassen;the alleged Indo-European “root” is kad (sorrow, hatred). The primary meanings of HATE are "to loathe" or "shrink from."

חתה   [K]HaTaH is defined "to abhor” in B-Y.  חת  [K]HaT is fear (Genesis9:2).  Fear and loathing go together. Shift to a soft guttural for קןט   QOODT, to feel a loathing or disgust (Ezekiel 6:9).   קץ

QaiTS, is to loathe or fear (Numbers 22:3, where fear of Israel is synonomous with hatred) .


The cognates of HATE are HATRED and HEINOUS. We fear and hate ghosts. The Indo-European “root” for AGHAST, GHOST and POLTERGEIST is gheis (fear or amazement), [K]Ha(S)a(S) means terror or dismay. ODIOUS (hateful) ought to be related.   In Spanish there is odio , hatred and od iar , to hate. 

Bible Verses

Genesis 9:2 ומוראכם וחתכם יהיה על כל־חית הארץ ועל כל־עוף השׁמים בכל אשׁר תרמשׂ האדמה ובכל־דגי הים בידכם נתנו׃

“And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, and upon all wherewith the ground teemeth, and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.”



Betty   6/25/2016 5:14:00 PM
What is the earliest known use of the word hate in any language?

Betty   6/25/2016 5:13:00 PM
What is the earliest known use of the word hate in any language?

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