Origin of English word ILLICIT

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English Word

ILLICIT

Edenic Word

RiSHOOT

Hebrew Word

רשות

Transliteration

Resh-Shin-Vav-Tahf

Pronounciation

Rih-SHOOT

Conversion

[ RST → LCT]

Roots

ILLICIT, unlawful, is defined as “not permited” by the AHD. No cognates were available with which to invent an  IE “root”. There’s only French illicite and Latin illicitus.  LICIT means permitted. The IL- negative prefix of the more common ILLICIT is a reversed LO, no ; it is a prefix in Deuteronomy 32:21.   While RiSHOOT, permission, authority, is a liquid shift (Resh to L) and a fricative shift (Shin to soft C) awat from LICIT, LICIT is believed to be a past perfect of licere, permitted. Losing the end-Tahf is fine, since the older word is RaSHaH, to have leave. The Biblical Aramaic conterpart is RiSHAh.  RiSHYOAN (permission) is in Ezra 3:7.  More Resh-Shin loosening at LOOSE.


Branches

This entry was enable by Portuguese licito, permitted. Another wordd for “permitted” with the LS loosness of giving leave  is Indonesian lulusan.


Related Words

LOOSE



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