Origin of English word HAUTEUR

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The word HAUTEUR is addressed in the entry: CHASTE

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[KH-S-D → CH –S-T]


pious, saint


CHASTE is from Latin castus (morally pure), the word meaning modest, abstaining (sexually), and unembellished. CHASTEN also means to restrain and be moderate.

חסיד    K[H]aSeeYD is a "pious" person or saint (Micah7:2). In modern usage it refers to the modest, retiring, unembellished "Jewish Amish," the Chassid(im) or Hassid(im),  the black-garbed pious Jews native to holy cities like Brooklyn, New York and Jerusalem.

  חס K[H]a$ is sparing, forebearance;    חסם  K[H]a$aM is to muzzle, block or temper; חסך    K[H]a$aKH is to spare, withold, be without; and KHee$eR is to deprive. The two-letter root is   ח-ס Het-Samekh.


Related terms like HAUTEUR, from French haut (high, pious), might better relate to QaDeSH) (set aside, sanctified). K-D-(SH) is a "cut" word (see CUT and CASTRATE), but an anagram of it resembles CHASTE.  A most un-chaste woman is the QaDaiSHaH (prostitute – Genesis 38:21), but she is “cut” away or set aside for idolatrous rites considered “sacred.”

The IE “root” for CHASTE is kes (to cut). Listed cognates include CASHIER (though KeeY$ is a pocket for cash), CARET, CASTE, CASTIGATE, CASTRATE, CASTLE, INCEST and QUASH.

While English CHASTE only requires a guttural and dental shift, German zuchtig  (chaste, modest) is an M231 metathesis of  חסיד   K[H]aSeeYD (usually rendered "pious ").

Bible Verses

Micah 7:2 אבד חסיד מן־הארץ וישׁר באדם אין כלם לדמים יארבו אישׁ את־אחיהו יצודו חרם׃

“The godly man is perished out of the earth, and the upright among men is no more; they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.”



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