Origin of English word HEYDAY

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English Word

HEYDAY

Edenic Word

[K]HahY

Hebrew Word

חי

Transliteration

Het-Yod

Pronounciation

Gey-HAH

Conversion

[GH → HG]

Meaning

by the life of

Roots

There is  no older source  than a guess with the Middle English hey ( high) for this term that means  “the time of greatest health, vigor, etc.” (Websters). Greek hugies means healthy., and  is from  the so-called Indo-European “root” g(w)ei, meaning to live. GayHaH means "good health" (Proverbs17:22)   But there is better sound and sense, given this health-lif equation, with Het-Yod.  The etymology of words  like QUI(CK), alive, echo K[H]aiY or [K]HaiY (to live; alive, active - Genesis3:22).  Het-Yod with an added Hey, [K]HaYeH, means lively, strong (Exodus1:19).  [K]HaY means “by the life of,” as in the oath ‘by the life of Pharaoh” in Genesis 42:15.  A guttural-Yod common companion to Het-Yod (life) is QaYaM (continuing, enduring – Daniel 6:8).  Another guttural-Yod term of existence is HaYaH (exist – Genesis 2:5).


Branches

Like Het-Yod, K[H]ahY, the chi in Tai Chi Chinese exercises also means the vital life force. In the Xinhua dictionary for English readers, chi is defined as “live on” on page 78.  Japanese

yoki (liveliness) reverses (as usual) to a goodmatch with K[H]aYeH (lively – Exodus 1:9) 

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Bible Verses

Genesis 3:22 ויאמר יהוה אלהים הן האדם היה כאחד ממנו לדעת טוב ורע ועתה פן־ישׁלח ידו ולקח גם מעץ החיים ואכל וחי לעלם׃

“And the LORD God said: ‘Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.’”


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