Origin of English word HEDGE  DG

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The word HEDGE  DG is addressed in the entry: SAGEBRUSH


English Word

SAGEBRUSH

Edenic Word

SeeYaK[H]

Hebrew Word

שיח

Transliteration

Sin-Yod-Het

Pronounciation

SEE-yakh

Conversion

[S-K(H) → SG]

Roots

For the BRUSH part of SAGEBRUSH, see BRUSH.  There is no accepted source for the SAGE in SAGEBRUSH,  common in the Western U.S.

SAGE can be used for  a wide variety of shrubs. Webster’s defines SAGEBRUSH as “any low irregular shrub of the genus Artemisia.”

  שיח    SeeYaK[H] is a  bush or shrub” (Ben-Yehudah, Harkavy).   It appears as early as Genesis 2:5. EDK  defines SeeYaK[H] as “shrub,”provides the Syriac and Akkadian equivalents, and writes that the Arabic term refers specifically to the “artemisia.”   שך   SayKH means thorn (Numbers 35:55); שך SahKH  is to hedge about or fence up (B-Y), and    סבך $i(V)aKH mean thicket (Genesis 22:13);    שחיף SaK[H]eeYF means a thin branch or twig;    שחת SHaK[H]aT means corngrass; שגשג SeeGSaiG means to grow, blossom .


Branches

SAGUARO and SEDGE are from Old English secg, and SHAW (thicket) is from

Old Norse skagi.  Related words include: SAGE COCK, SAGE GROUSE,  SAGE RABBIT, SAGEROSE, SAGE SPARROW, SAGE THRASHER,  SAGE TREE, SAGE WILLOW, SAGEWOOD.

Other plants like the SAGINA, and the spice SAGE may be from the same prehistoric fricative-guttural shrub term.    Shrubs and hedges are commonly grown as barriers, Japanese saku  is a paling (fence of wood).

To hedge bets, סוג   $OOG can be the source of HEDGE  DG can come from Gimel/G and Songs 7:3 has, “hedged about with lilies”  for  סוגה   $OOGaH.

See ACACIA and SHAGGY.


Related Words

BRUSH,ACACIA,SHAGGY



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