Origin of English word HEALTH

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Edenic Word


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strength, vigor


Old Norse heill means healthy; the theoretical Indo-Euopean root is kailo (whole, uninjured, of good omen - cognate with "holy").

The Indo-European “root” is a wannabe, down-shifted כל KoaL (all, whole – Genesis 13:10).

Edenic provides better sound and sense for health words.  חלוץ  [K]HeeLOOTS

 means strength and vigor (Isaiah58:11), similar to it’s  ח-ל   Het-Lamed built-in

 “synonym”   חיל [K]HaYiL (meaning active or capable in Genesis 47:6).   חיל  [K]HaYiL as strength and military power is similar to the Syriac   ח-ל   Het-Lamed word. חיל  [K]HaYaL is a soldier.  Power is the issue, not being uninjured.  Even English HALE is more about vigor than wholeness.  HEALTH can come from the  Het-Lamed-Tsadi of חלוץ [K]HeeLOOTS (health) just as EARTH came from     ארץ AReTS (see EARTH).

 The Woman of Valor or   חיל [K]HaYiL in Proverbs is praised for   חיל Het-Lamed vigor and strength, not for her military prowess.   חלם [K]HaLahM  is to be healthy and strong; Syriac   חלים [K]HaLeeYM is healthy and firm.


CELIBATE, CURE (see CURE), HALE, and HEAL are alleged cognates of HEALTH.    Antonyms of ill-health like AILING and ILL (see ILL) are from sound-alike   ח-ל Het-Lamed opposites such as    חלא [K]HaLAh (ill, diseased),   חלה [K]HaLaH (ill, sick, weak – II Kings 13:14),   חלה [K]HoaLeH (sick) and חלי   [K]HoaLeeY (ILLNESS -- Deuteronomy 29:21. חלש    [K]HaLahSH means "weak"   (Joel 4:10).    חיל [K]HeeYL and   חל   [K]HahL means writhing in pain or childbirth.  German Qual  means pain, agony.

CHOLERA, mentioned at GALL, is a ח-ל    Het-Lamed antonym of illness. חלי רע     

  [K]HoLeeY R[A]h means a grievous illness.  The “CHOLY” in MELANCHOLY

 also reflects this   ח-ל   Het-Lamed of illness. Greek chole, bile, is from   געל Ga’[A]hL, nausea

 – see GALL.     Teutonic names like HILDA do convey the military sense of   ח-ל   Het-Lamed.

Ola is health in Hawaiian; ahul is weak, feeble or debilitated in Basque.

 Sick in Polish is chory, involving a liquid shift (L-to-R).

See ALL and HAIL.  English HELLO or German heil are not mere greetings,

they are Het-Lamed wishes for another’s health.

In Ukrainian  a liquid shift (Lamed/L to R) makes chory sick and choroba  illness.

The closest to חלוץ [K]HeeLOOTS (health) are the “health” words of  Norwegian (helse) and Swedish (halsa).

     When asked about his HEALTH, an Israeli most often answers  בסדר B’$eDeR (OK, in order…thus, in good health).      סדר Samekh-Dalet-Resh appears to be behind many words for “health:”

The closeest is the ZDR element in Slavic ‘health” words – only a fricative shift away (Samekh/$-to-Z):

Czech zdravi, Polish  zdrowie, Russian  zdrovye  and Serbo-Croatian zdravlje .

In other “health” words from   סדר    Samekh-Dalet-Resh, the R drops – even in  the health word: SANITARY. (The S-N root of SANITARY is discussed below).  Only Spanish salud and Italian salute may be using that liquid (shifting it to L). There is also a S-D in Italian and an M132 in both. The Finnish might also be using the Resh/R if terveys  is an M231 of סדר    Samekh-Dalet-Resh.

Follow the Babel-Babble in other forms of  סדר    Samekh-Dalet-Resh:  Danish su n dhed (N, – see SOUND as healthy), English SANITY (nasalized,  S-D), French sante (same as English), Portuguese saude (only an R-drop), Rumanian sa n atate  (N, S-D). Latin sanus, and English SANE and INSANE have corrupted beyond recognition, but lost “DNA” found  in the cognates above allow for their reconstruction.

Germanic health uses (guttural) Ayin-Zayin עז   GHoaZ, strength (Genesis 49:3): Dutch gezondheid, German Gesundheit and Yiddish gezundheit.  Hungarian is not Germanic, but there is עז   GHoaZ (strength) in Hungarian “health:” egeszseg.

  חלוץ [K]HeeLOOTS infers strength and vigor, especially belonging to the army’s vanguard (Joshua 6:13).  This fits Korean chilgida (tough, tenacious). Since  חיל   K[H]aYiL can mean power (Harkavy) or ability (Genesis 47:6), virtue, valor or  wealth  it may match Korean chil, quality.  It matches the Chinese word for “power” :  reverse the  nasalized   lilia ng  (SFLEP dictionary).

Bible Verses

Isaiah 58:11 ו נחך יהוה תמיד והשׂביע בצחצחות נפשׁך ועצמתיך יחליץ והיית כגן רוה וכמוצא מים אשׁר לא־יכזבו מימיו׃

“And the LORD will guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make strong thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”



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