Origin of English word INERT

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[ NHR]


flow, river or stream


INERT is said to be from Latin in (not) + ars or artis (skill, art).the alleged Indo-European “root” is ar (to fit together). A "lack of skill" or "not fitting together" has little to do with INERTIA (not moving, inactive).

The Polish word nurt (current) echoes the Hebrew  NaHahR (to flow).  NaHaR is a river or stream (Isaiah6:12). RahT(S) is to run  – see  ROTATE. In light of the NR or RT Hebrew etymons, INERT should mean "not running or moving."


Reversing the NR of NaHaR reveals the main verb of flows, rivers and streams: RUN  – see  STREAM. One might also get the RHINE and RHONE rivers, which are no mere RUNNELS (rivulets), Na[K]HaL is a stream  – see  CATSKILL. One might hear NILE in this word. Returning to our stream-flow-move formula, NoaHahL is a procedure (NL is like NR). The name RHONDA is from a river term in Celtic -- reverse RHN. NaGaR is to flow, pour or RUN -– see NIAGRA.   Rivers RUN, as do computer programs.  RUNNING is historically about moving, not pumping one’s legs.  Also reversing the flow of N-R os the German for run,flow, drip… gutter : rinnen.

A river in Arabic is nahr; in Turkish its nehir.  To overflow in Chinese is lan X379 – a revrsal of N and a liquid. The Indonesian river, kali, is from (Na)KHaL, as is COULEE, GHYLL, GILL and GULLY. QeLa[K[]H is a stream.  A stream in the body involves the CLOACA – see CATSKILL.  With its propensity to reverse Edenic, and to drop end-liquids, we should not be surprised to find a Han river in China, where river is chiang.       As seen in NOSE from NoZeL (to pour – see “NASAL”), bodily spurters are often linked to Edenic words that are not anatomical.. The Greek nose, rhinos, gets us back to a reversed NaHaR.  Thus, an Edenic river (a reversed Noon-Hey-Resh runs through twenty-five RHINO- words, including the RHINOCEROS (see UNICORN for the horn on this beast’s nose) and the evefr-popular RHINOPLASTY (nose job).  A mere nasal shift away (N to M) from the Greek nose, rhinos, is the Greek word for flow, rheume. Now we can blame RHEUMATIC FEVER and RHEUMATISM on the Edenic river as well.

( The last two links were made by Mark Whitbeck of The Garden of Edenics website.)

Chinese has almost no initial N words. Thus har is a Cantonese river, and mainland China has major rivers named Han and Huanghe. Japanese has the word hanran for inundation and flooding and the verb of overflowing. It is a M213 metathesis of Noon-Hey-Resh, to flow.

The initial IN-,thenegative element of INERT, is from  AYN (not) see the same prefix in INSOMNIA.    More NR at “MYRIAD (A).” 

NaHaR (river) is used in the later Hebrew phrase MaY NaHaR (river water or drinking water). See MIAMI for the sense development.  Thus Modern Greek nero means water. In Basque water, ur, much of the Edenic has evaporated.

Bible Verses

Genesis 2:10 ונהר יצא מעדן להשׁקות את־הגן ומשׁם יפרד והיה לארבעה ראשׁים׃

“And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads.”



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