Origin of English word JERK

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English Word

JERK

Edenic Word

YaRahQ

Hebrew Word

ירק

Transliteration

Yod-Resh-Koof

Pronounciation

JAH-RUK

Conversion

[YRK → JRK]

Roots

JERK has no known origin according to the AHD. Webster's offers: "a variation of archaic YERK" - and YERK (a jerk, blow; to beat, lash) is "of obscure origin." JERK (to pull at, twist, push, thrust or throw with a sudden, sharp movement") may be influenced by terms like ירק YaRahQ or JaRahQ (to expectorate or spit out - Numbers12:14)and  YaRaH (throwor cast - Exodus15:4).

JERK is aso defined as “to throw.”  ז Zayin/Z  cannot easily render a J, but זרק ZaRahQ (to throw or sprinkle – Num,bers 19:13 ) does belong alongside  ירק YaRahQ or JaRahQ (to expectorate or spit out). The similar זרע ZaRaGH certainly belongs (scatter seed, sow – Leviticus 11:37)


Branches

ירך YeReKH is the thigh (the muscular system's biggest jerk). זרק ZaRaQ  to throw is an action of the    זרוע ZeROA’GHaH (arm or hand – Genesis 49:24).  לקה L aQaH ,to flog, is a sudden movement and a liquid-guttural sound.. YiReeYaH  (similar to JRK) is a strap.  (The lashing strip may link up to the Peruvian Indian source of JERKED beef).

See JET.


Related Words

JET



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