Origin of English word HUNT

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[(K)H(D)TM → HTN → HNT]


Despite their search, linguists found no IE “root” for HUNT. But the Old High German is Hunt, and the HUNTING dog, the HOUND, clearly relates HUNT with the German dog or Hund.  HOUND is at the weak Indo-European “root” kwon (dog) – see KENNEL.

Hunting with a dog means sniffing, and the Edenic word for an animal’s nose or snout is חטם [K]HoaDTeM, snout -- with a M132 metathesis, and a shift of nasals, naturally) – see COATI and DACHSHUND. In the Hebrew Bible, as in Isaiah 48:9, Het-Tet-Mem only means “restrain.” But Akkadian hutimnu is an animal’s snout ot muzzle, Aramaic חוטמא [K]HOATMAh is a snout, and Arabic hatm is a nose or snout. 

Het-Tet words that follow the hunt include חטט [K]HaDTaDT (to dig, scratch – in Semitic) and   חטף     [K]HaDTahF (to snatch or catch – Psalms 10:9). A Het-Tet antonym is translated as “sin,”

But it means to “miss the mark” as in Judges 16:20.


Only Italian ( cane ), Romanian ( cain ) and Albanian ( qen ) prefer the Latin dog ( canis ). [K]HoaDTeM, snout appears in the Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish forms of German Hund . The KT of this HOUND can be heard as far away as Bulgarian kitche , Hindustani kutta , Hungarian kutya and Paiate (Uto-Aztecan) kootsoo .  Dimmer echoes include Armenian shoon , French chien and Setswana ntsa . Other global dog words favor the dog’s hunting ability, such as Persian sag – from the S-G Edenic word for overtaking, seen at SHAG.

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