Origin of English word HEDDLE

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The word HEDDLE is addressed in the entry: CABLE

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word









Strong rope


CABLE, the heavy rope, wire or chain, is linked to Old French and Late Latin terms for cable and rope. The final etymons offered are Latin capere (to take hold) and the Indo-European “root” kap (to grasp).

These KP etymons are covered at "C O P," but Hebrew has a clear cable connection.  כבל KeBHeL is a chain or cable;    כבל KoBHahL is to chain or fetter. "Fetters" is a popular translation of     כבל KeBheL in Psalms105:18 or 149:8.  See the two-letter    ב-ל Bet-Lamed/BL sub-root at BALL.


חבל K[H]eBHeL is a rope; a human bond is a     חבר K[H]ahBHeR (friend).   חבר    K[H]eeBeR s to attach, couple or join – see  ALGEBRA.  Not related to CABLE, a CABAL is a group of conspirators, a borrowing from QaBaLaH (esoteric, literally “received: teachings),

A chained procession of animals or slaves is a COFFLE, borrowed from Arabic gafilah (caravan). The dictionaries don't know where GYVE (fetter, shackle) comes from - but  Ke[V]EL (cable) should be the missing link. Anglo-Saxon hefel (weaving cord) is the source of HEDDLE.

HOBBLE and HOPPLE and COUPLING are all links in the chain here. The  SHaRSHeReT GaBHLOOT ("plaited chains" of Exodus39:15) adds one more twist to the GVL or KBL Hebrew connection.    גבל   GeBHeL is to braid, twist or wind  – Exodus 28:22.

As we link three different gutturals to Bet-Lamed/BL, the meaning intensifies, the twisted threads grow in strength, as we move up the Aleph-Bet  from Gimel to Het to Kahf:

1)   גבל GeBHeL, GBL (plait),  2 )    חבל K[H]eBHeL, HBL (rope),  and 3) כבל KeBHeL, KBL (cable).

K[H]eBHeL (rope) - Job18:10) is made from three or more fibers being plaited or spun together – see  COUPLE.  Welsh gwlan (wool) and the Indo-European “root” for WOOL and FLANNEL, wela (wool), may derive from a hard and a soft way to pronounce K[H]e[V]eL  or [K]He[V]eL. Finnish string, kieli, displays the propensity for Bhet to melt away. Spanish thread shifts the Resh/R to L: enhabrar.  Kavlais cord or rope in Hawaiian; Kupe'e are fetters.      In Maya the numerical classifier for ropes and hreads is bal.

 The Biblical “wool” word, TSeMeR wool (Leviticus 13:47), or any animal hair, is the source of Earth’s most used words for “hair.”    See BALE (A)

We are socially tied to a [K]HaBHeR (friend), and often visit (BaQeR – also bilabial-guttural-liquid).

At BALE are more examples of the tie-ins between ropes and human interaction.

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