Origin of English word HEN

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English Word

HEN

Edenic Word

QeiN

Hebrew Word

קן

Transliteration

Koof-Noon

Pronounciation

CANE

Conversion

[QN → HN]

Roots

Anglo-Saxon henn and Old English hen are wonderfully linkedto an alleged Indo-European “root” called kan (to sing).  The KN sound is right, but chicken’s don’t sing very well.

The “compartments” (JPS) make for the animals in the ark (Genesis 6:14) are a קן QaiN. Not only are hens at home in cages, but  קן QahN is a bird’s nest in Deuteronomy 22:6.

The common ק   Koof-to-H guttural shift is seen at entries like CAUTERIZE and HEAD.


Branches

Some birds do sing, so it is sad that the CANARY was filed under the Indo-European “root” kwon (dog) with the CANINE – see KENNEL.  Singing is piping, using the windpipe, so K-N singing words are from קנה QaNeH (reed, stalk, windpipe – Genesis 41:5 – see CANE” ).  Those so-called cognates of the singing HEN include: ACCENT, CANOROUS, CANT, CANTICLE, CANTILATE, CANTO, CANTOR, CANZONE, CHANT, CHARM, ENCHANT, INCANTATION, INCENTIVE, OSCINE and RECANT.

The HEN does belong in the same K-N compartment or KENNEL as CANINES and Greek kuon, since many dog breeds have an unusual capacity to rest comfortably in cages.

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Related Words

KENNEL



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