Origin of English word HIP

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[K-PH → HP]


HIP, as in the HIP JOINT,  is from the IE “root”  keu- 2   (base of variously loosely related derivatives meaning “to bend.” ) Anglo Saxon hype is a HIP.  H words are often from K etyumons (see HEAD.  Greek  kuphos means "bent."  

כפוף KaPHOOF means "bent" or hunched over. 

 "The Lord... makes allwhoarebent stand straight" (Psalms146: 8).

A Gimel-Bhet, guttural-bilabial bender is at GIBBON.


זקוף   ZaQOOPH (upright, erect) is a guttural-bilabial  antonym.  The ZQF KFF music of the same Psalms 146:8 (as above)  reverses a sub-root to reverse the meaning.  Reverse to piko for bent or arched in Proto-Polynesian. Kupou is to bend far forward in Hawaiian.

The closer alleged cognates of HIP according to the AHD include  CUP (see CUP),  HEAP  and HIVE (see GIBBON),  HOP   ( < S-G    קפז QeePaiZ  and       קפץ QeePaiTS is to hop or leap --- Songs 2:8),  HOPE (  < S-G, S-B    קוה QaVayH, Isaiah 5:2) and SUCCUMB (see SUCCUBUS.)

The Hebrew HIP,  ירח YeRaK[H], as in other languages (see below), is not about a bending joint, but a back corner of an animal body which includes  the thigh and buttocks.

French hip is hanche. Like English “haunch es ,” the French do not perceive of the hip as a joint. HAUNCH may be a nasalized HOOK, see HOOK.

Japanese hip is koshi, from  SHOAK reversed, see  SHANK.

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