Origin of English word HOLLOWS

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The word HOLLOWS is addressed in the entry: CELL

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The hard C is evident in the Indo-European “root” kel (to conceal, to cover). Even better, the actual half-way source is Latin cella (a chamber). Latin C is a hard C, a mirrot image of כ Kaph.  A CELL is a small hut, a room in a prison, a small hollow cavity or compartment, etc.

The prison CELL is well covered by כלא   KeLEh (dungeon -IIKings25:27) or KLOOE (prison).


BRANCHES: KL OOBH is a cage. All the HL HOLES and HOLLOWS listed as cognates of CELL are more directly from  K[H]aLaL (hole, space, vacuum)  – see  HOLLOW. GAOL is an older British spelling of jail. Flip over the L of CELL to the Hebrew Noon/ N for a KN cell word.  QahN (cell, little room, nest, board) is a better etymon for KENNEL than Latin canis (dog).  A CELLER used to be more like a crawl space than a finished den.  For jail cells and K-R walls, see INCARCERATE.

Bible Verses

II Kings 25:27 ויהי בשׁלשׁים ושׁבע שׁנה לגלות יהויכין מלך־יהודה בשׁנים עשׂר חדשׁ בעשׂרים ושׁבעה לחדשׁ נשׂא אויל מרדך מלך בבל בשׁנת מלכו את־ראשׁ יהויכין מלך־יהודה מבית כלא׃

“And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison.



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