Origin of English word HOBBLE

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English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[(K)H-BH-L → HBL]


There is no alleged Indo-European “root” for HOBBLE.  A good dictionary will tell you that a HOBBLE is a rope or strap used to HOBBLE a horse, to keep it immobile. Later HOBBLE came to mean “walking haltingly” or making one  walk lamely

 [K]HeBHeL (rope –  Isaiah 33:23.   The first element of [K]HeBHeL, the Het-Bhet subroot of tying things together, is taken up at OWE.  The second element, the Bhet-Lamed subroot, is taken up at BALL.A weaker rope, mere interlacing of two strands, is aGeBHeL {plait or braid).  A stronger rope is a KEBHeL (cable – see “CABLE).   Noncoincidently, the ropes got stronger as we went down the Aleph-Bet from Gimel to Het to Kahf 


[K]HaBHaL, to bind together (Zacharaiah 11:17) is the opposite of breaking (a yoke) in Isaiah 10:27.  [K]HeBHeL can mean a measured district ( as if measured by rope) or a string of linked settlements (Duteronomy 3:4).  Because men at sea have to know their ropes,  A [K]HoBHeL got to mean a rigger or sailor by Jonah 1:6.  In Hawaiian, where Bhet is often a U, a string is a kaula.

[K]HeBHeL also means district or suburbs (Joshua 19:9), as though the towns were connected by the same economic rope. This thread contines at FILAMENT.

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