Origin of English word HEAD

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[KD → HD]


The given Indo-European “root” for HEAD is kaput (head)  – see     קרקפת QaRQePHeT (head) at CAPITAL. If one would consider KPT as the ancestor of an HD term, why not prefer Edenic                  קדקד        QaDQoaD (head, crown of head - Deuteronomy33:16).  After all, the ק Koof/Q  is merely a   ה     Hey/H with a longer stem.  A similar H-from-Koof guttural shift is seen with HOT at CAUTERIZE and with HEN from a KN root.     To lead is “to head,” as the head leads the body (or ought to).    קדם   QeDeM, besides earlier and eastern, means front or forward.    קדם   QaDahM is to go forward or HEAD FOR something.    קדם QeeDaiM is to HEAD OFF or precede.           קדימה    QaDeeYMaH is AHEAD;    קדמה QeeDMaH is progress or HEADWAY.    Ethiopic qadama means he preceded (or headed for).


The  head in Hopi (SW Uto-Aztecan Indians) is ko-te.   Arabic qadam, foot  (that which advances the body) is from קדם   QaDaM, to go forward.

To see more examples of English H- words from Hebrew Koof/ Q, look up terms like HAND, HEMP (from Greek kannabis, attributed to a Semitic origin). HORN is from Latin cornu and Hebrew keren – see UNICORN. The given source of HATE, and Indo-European kadh is the etymon listed for HAT, HEED and HOOD.  HEAT and HOT are from  QaDa[K]H – see CAUTERIZE.  HOP is from KaPHaTS (to jump – see KIBITZ.   English H-from-Kahf is seen at HEARTH.

Franco was the political head or CAUD(ILLO) of post-war Spain. The word is officially borrowed from the Arabic; akid is a colonel in Arabic.

A Spanish commander, ALCAIDE, and a Spanish mayor, ALCALDE, are also from Arabic words like qada (to lead). LACKEY is said to be from Arabic al-kaid (the captain). The awaited Moslem mahdi (messiah) isfromhada (to lead aright).

Other HEADS of state, or of estates, carry KD titles like COU(N)T and (reversing to DK) DUKE. The DK terms under Indo-European “root” deuk (to lead) include DUCHESS, (CON)DUCT and TUG. Dao is the Chinese head.    Related to our Koof-Dalet atymon are dental-guttural leading terms like: (Hee)DeeYaK[H], to lead astray, or “INDUCED” in Proverbs 7:21, DaK[H]aF to push, drive (Esther 3:15), and Jewish Aramaic-Syriac DiK[H]aQ (he pressed, drove (similar in Hebrew—Judges 2:18).

The flip side of "HEADS" is "tails." KD or KT tail terms include  QayT(S) (end) , QaTSeH (edge, extremity – ee COAST) and (TA)[K]HaT (rear end, under, below).

These give us CODA (tail), CAUDAD, CAUDAL, CAUDATE, HI(N)D (words of posteriority), QUEU and QUETZAL (from Latin and Nahuatl tail words). If not from Latin cauda (tail), QUEU (a line) should trace its lineage to Kook-Vav, Qah[V] (line – see AQUA). Greek kata (down) is found in many words like CATAPULT, CATARACT and CATHEDRAL. Reverse TaK[H](aT), below.

QaDaH (Genesis 14:26) is bowing the head to KOW TOW or give KUDOS. The Edenic Koof-Dalet or guttural-dental term is both a "head" word and a term of going downward. At least Chinese t’ou means head QD softened to HD then reversed) in KOW TOW.  KUDOS is traced  to a Greek HD etymon meaning glory (see ADORE), but it resembles the DUCK of a head (QD reversed) in its meaning of acknowledgement and credit.  Bowing the head is a gesture of THANKS, and the T-K Scandinavian  words for THANKS, plus the Polish and Czech D-K words, make it evident that THANKS and German danke have an unhistoric N.  These nasalized guttural-dentals are all likely reversals of our Koof-Dalet nod of acknowledgement.

Snipping off the initial S of SC words reveals more KT tails. (S)CUD and (S)CUT are from older words like (s)kutt (a fox tail in Icelandic). In Old Norse (s)kot is "something projecting," and (s)kutr is the stern of a boat.

Krut is "end" in Korean; reverse to tidaq in American Indian (NW Washington State). The Indo-European “root” dek (horsetail, etc.) is a CODA (KD) reversed.

Back to the top of this entry, the crown or  QaDQoaD infers the protective covering of the head. HAT, HEED, HOOD and HUT should all fit our HEAD. TOQUE, a cap, reverses to TK. Oteq means "head" in the Coeur dAlene tongue (Pacific NW).  In Japanese atama means head – see the Koof-Dalet-Mem words above.

 The IE “root” kadh is to shelter or cover. Katto is a Finnish roof or ceiling.  Other forms of QaiTS (end) and QaTSeH (edge) include Thai ket (boundary, border, limit). Reverse to take (border or edge) in Proto-Polynesian.     See PRECEDE.

Akademia, the place where Plato taught, does not offer a meaningful etymology for ACADEMY.  QaDeM in Edenic would mean a place of advancement, progress.  Many ACADEMICS, sadly, are more interested in getting tenure in the previous generation’s theories.

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Dan   4/1/2017 4:43:00 PM
Keter is a crown. Sits on one's head.

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