Origin of English word HUNKER

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The word HUNKER is addressed in the entry: CUP


English Word

CUP

Edenic Word

QooB[A]’aT

Hebrew Word

קבעת

Transliteration

Koof-Bet-Ayin-Tahf

Pronounciation

KOOB-a’aT

Conversion

[KB(T) → KP]

Roots

CUP has no actual etymon older than Anglo-Saxon cuppe to compete with קבעת QooB[A]'aT (cup, goblet).

In Isaiah51:22 there is "The cup of reeling, the bowl, the cup of my wrath."  KiPH(OAR) is a "bowl" in Ezra1:10; גביע GaBHeeY[A] is a GOBLET in Genesis44:17 and a "cup" in Exodus37:17 ( see GOBLET);    כפית KahPeeYT    is a spoon, similar to the "ladles" of Exodus25:29 and similar to the Finnish cup (kuppi).  Man's first drinking CUP was the CUP of his hand, the   כף  KahPH (palm of hand, spoon - Genesis40:11 – see CUFF.  The same term is used as a CUP of measurement in Kings, 17:12;   the CUP of a sling appears in ISamuel25:29.

Another guttural-bilabial vessel is the חבית    K[H]aBHeeYT (barrel, cask, jug).

The closest Indo-European “root” is keu (to bend… whence a round or hollow object). KF or KP bending is also at CUFF.


Branches

The cognates of this Indo-European “root” include CAPSULE, CIBORIUM, COVEY, CUPBOARD, CUPOLA, CUPULE, CYPSELA, HAWK­ER, HEAP, HIGH, HOOP, HUCKSTER, and HUNKER.

Latin cupa (tub) and the HOPPER evoke a Hebrew     קלי קב ול KLa Y  QEEBOOL (receptacle) of larger CAPacity-theK[H]aBHeeY(S) (barrel – as above). A CUPEL is the bowl of weighing scales; reverse to pei for a similar cup in Chinese.  Both geba and  Kubek are Polish mugs; Kufel is the Polish tankard or beer mug -- same guttural-bilabial cup terms of the גביע GaBHeeY[A]h, cup, chalice and  קבעת QooB[A]'aT (cup, goblet) above.

  .  See GOBLET.

With our pattern of an added S before gutturals (SCOOP is a CUP), it is likely that Greek s kuphos (cup)is from קבעת QooB[A]'a(S) (cup, goblet).  At its skep “root” of cutting words (see SCABBLE) this Greek cup is cited for giving English SCYPHISTOMA and SCYPHOZOAN.

The "bend" of the Indo-European “root” here is from K-P(H) benders and con­cavities like  KeeYPaH (arch, cap) and  KiPHeeYPHaH  (bending, basket).

There is more at CAVITY, CUFF, GOBLET, and SCOOP The concave K-B(H) terms are reversed at BEAKER; convex antonyms are listed at GIBBON.  Japanese chawan, teacup, ricebowl, fits the Edenic etymons, rather than the version of CUP that might better fit at the CUFF or GOBLET entries. Japanese kabin, vase, fits K[H]aBHeeYT above, or gets an N from NeQeBH  – see CAVITY.


Related Words

SCARAB



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