Origin of English word HEAR

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The word HEAR is addressed in the entry: CAUTION

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[Q-SH-BH → K-]


CAUTION is defined by Webster’s as a notice to take heed. They attribute it to Latin cavere, to be ono’s guard.  The AHD has CAUTION  from an Indo-European “root” keue- 1 ( to pay attention),  which is nearly identical to their Indo-European “root” keu- 1 (toperceive, see, hear).  In both made-up “roots”, there are theoretical forms like kaw, skou and kous .

All this confused sound (K plus fricative or bilabial) and sense (attending to, especially listening) needs an Edenic etymon.    קשב Q’Sha[V] means to listen or harken (Exodus 32:3).  The nmore common   ה קשיב HaQSHeeYBH means to attend to or heed. E.D. Klein observes that there are no known Semitic words like קשב Q’Sha[V] .  One has to do a metathesis and shift bilabials Phey to Bhet to a close Edenic term: שקף SHaQaPH (to pay attention visually) – see SCOPE.


Alleged cognates of CAUTION icnclude CAVEAT (see CAVEAT) and PRECAUTION.  Words from the similar Indo-European “root” include AC COUS TIC, HEAR, HEARKEN, SCAVENGER ( see SCOPE}, SCONE, SHEEN and SHOW (closer to Q’SHa[V} in sound, but shifted in sense).

ACCOUSTIC only had the Shin bent to an S, but French ecouter (to listen) has the Shin shifted to a T.  The sound of CAUTION remains K-SH; the spelling merely represents someone’s erroneous etymology.

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