Origin of English word ILL

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English Word

ILL

Edenic Word

[K]HoaLeH

Hebrew Word

חלה

Transliteration

Het-Lamed-Hey

Pronounciation

Hole-EH

Conversion

[ HL]

Meaning

ill, diseased

Roots

They were not able to concoct an Indo-European “root” for ILL or ILLNESS. For AILMENT and AIL the AHD came up with the IE “root” agh- 1 (to be depressed, afraid).  Old English eglan (to trouble, afflict)  is at least closer to AILING, and it does have a guttural-liquid.   Edeenic has  [K]HaLAh (ill, diseased), [K]HaLaH (ill, sick , weak – II Kings 13:14), [K]HoaLeH (sick) and [K]HoaLeeY (ILLNESS -- Deuteronomy 29:21.  [K]HaLahSH means "weak"  (Joel 4:10).   [K]HeeYL and [K]HahL means writhing in pain or childbirth. The Het-Lamed root of ILLNESS extends to CHOLERA, mentioned at GALL, and  MELANCHOLY.

The built-in opposite of Het-Lamed ILLNESS is found at HEALTH.


Branches

A hul is weak, feeble or debilitated in Basque.

 Sick in Polish is chory, involving a liquid shift (L to R).  Tkul is sick for  the Andrade Quileute Indians of Washington state.


Bible Verses

II Kings 13:14 ואלישׁע חלה את־חליו אשׁר ימות בו וירד אליו יואשׁ מלך־ישׂראל ויבך על־פניו ויאמר אבי אבי רכב ישׂראל ופרשׁיו׃

“Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he was to die; and Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over him, and said: ‘My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof!’”


Strong

(2470)

Related Words

GALL,HEALTH



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