Origin of English word HEED

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The word HEED is addressed in the entry: COTTON

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COTTON is acknowledged to be from Arabic qutun, coming to the West via Spanish.

Aramaic כתן   KeeTahN is usually rendered as "flax" or "linen." The Akkadian is kitinnu. Assyrian kitu is atunic, while kitinnu is the linen or material for garments.   In Aramaic there is כתן   KaTaN, and in Coptic khaten .  In all these,  the tunic made of the above materials.

כתנה KooTNaH is the modern Hebrew word for cotton, while כתנת KiToNeT (shirt, coat, garment) is the term used for Joseph's "coat" of many colors in Genesis37:3.

Flax in Arabic is kitten.


When Harkavy defines  כתנת KiToNeThe uses TUNIC (an M231), and cites Greekchiton (garment).       Flax and linen in Swahili is kitani; the Turkish is keten. Most disguised is the Japanese linen: asanuno. The Kahf has dropped, the Tahf is a Sahf/(S), and there is a suffix to ignore. This might even be a borrowing. Historians may know if there was Near Eastern linen traded on the Silk Road.

The Biblical Hebrew word above is credited as the source of CHITON (a tunic). TUNIC is an anagram of these KTN Semitic words. The Maya cloak is a qeton – also see COAT. The Qechua (Inca) kutuna is   a blouse or long shirt.

A TUNICLE is a clerical vestment much like a COTTA, a tunic in Late Latin. COTTA is linked to Germanic kotta (coarse cloth), but COTTA or COAT is not subsequently traced to  KeeTaN (linen).

COAT is a guttural-dental outside protection word, like HIDE (skin) – see HIDE.  COAT also links up with GHaDTaH and  GHaDTahF (to wrap oneself). In ISamuel28:14 great Samuel's ghost is seen "wrapped" in a coat. The Lord is "clothed...wrapped in a robe of light" in Psalms104:1-2. Both are the Ayin-Tet-Hey etymon for COAT – see COAT.

Both the GHaYiDT (vulture) and the GHaDTaLeF (bat) are uniquely wrapped or draped in their wings when in repose.

COAT is traced to Anglo-Saxon kot (a coarse outer garment); reverse KT for takki (coat in Finnish). The Roman TOGA might be derived from a similar reversal of Ayin-Tet/ GT or GD. A dogi is a karate uniform in Japanese.

Swap the F and T of GHaDTeeYPHaH (a wrapping) to hear CAFTAN or KAFTAN (robe - from Turkish qaftan). The Hungarian kabat (coat) and Serbo-Croatian kaput (coat) are cut from the same cloth.

The Arabic coat, mitaf, uses the  Mem/M prefix and does not gutturalize the Ayin The modern Hebrew term for cover, envelope or pillowcase is M'[A]hDTahFaH.

QaDQoaD (crown of the head  – see  HEAD) is another K-D/T protective word, so that HAT, HOOD, HIDE and COAT can ultimately fit into the same closet. The IE “root” kadh (to shelter, cover) includes HEED, HAT, and HOOD.  HIDE might also relate to K[H]OOTS (outside, exterior  – see  EXIT) or HaDaH (to stretch out).

For one more in this K-T entry that ties COTTON to COAT, consider that  K[H]OOT is a "thread" – see ACCOUTERMENTS.

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