Origin of English word HEIGHT

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The word HEIGHT is addressed in the entry: HIGH

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[G(BH)H à HG]


The so-called Indo-European “root” of HIGH, HEIGHT and HIVE is keu - 2 (to bend).  French ahoge (very large) fits, but many do not link HUGE (see HUGE) and HIGH.

There are better G+vowel, some with an H, once Edenic source words are read from left-to-right.

גבה   Ga[V]oaH is high (Genesis 7:19).  One can be tall, or feel HIGH and mighty or HAUGHTY.   GaBHaH is  HAUGHTY in Isaiah 3:10 and Psalms 131:1.

As in the Chinese (below),  Gimel and a vowel suffices: גאה GayAH is also  haughty; Ga’Ah is to grow.

Elsedwhere, a Bhet or Vav appears with a Gimel/G in the “high” word.   MiGB[A]h is a priestly high hat.  גוה GoaVaH  is height spelled with a Vav.   גוה   GayVaH means  elevation, pride   (Job 22:29) , while   גבעה GiBH[A]H is a hill (common in place  names -- Joshua 15: 57).  The built-in antonym, since Bhet is a “weak” letter,  is גי GaY, GahY or GaYE, (a low) valley – Deuteronomy 34:6.


BRANCHES: Gab al is a mountain in Arabic.  The   Gimel-Bet sub-root in גב ר and words of  heroism and force (having the upper hand)  are seen in entries like GRAVITY, “KRAFT” and VIRILE.    The   Gimel-Bet sub-root also appears in  שגב   SaGahBH , to be high, and the high fortress, the  משגב   MiSGahBH (II Samuel 22:3.

German hoch, high, tall … hochtrabend, pompous, and Yiddish hoich (high) are all similar reversals of  גוה

G ayVaH, elevation, pride or גבה  G’BHoaH (height – I Samuel 16:7).   The reversal of the Edenic Gimel-Hey

fades from Swedish tall (hog) and Dutch hoog, to Danish hoj and Norwegian hoy.  These last two “tall” words could have been

traced to the Edenic without the earlier German words for high and mighty objects and emotions.

Mandarin Chinese gao X199 is high; Cantonese gou is tall.  Mandarin gui X230 is expensive, that is, the price is HIGH.

Bhet and Hey are easily turned into vowels.  Reverse guttural-bilabial HIGHNESS  to puuk for hill in Maya – see (GIBBON.)  Guttural-Bilabial kow is a hill in Thai.    Japanese okii (large) favors the Ayin-Gimel Edenic etymon at HUGE, while Japanese oka (hill, height) better fits the HEIGHTS here.

More Gimel-Bhet or Gimel-Vav highness at BIG, GIBBON” and HUGE.

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