Origin of English word KAABA

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The word KAABA is addressed in the entry: CUBE


English Word

CUBE

Edenic Word

QooBeeYaH

Hebrew Word

קביה

Transliteration

Koof-Bet-Yod-Hey

Pronounciation

KOOB-ee-yah

Conversion

[ KBYH]

Roots

The geometric shape with six equal sides is said to come from the Indo-European “root” keu (to bend). Greek kybos means a cube, die, or vertebra.

QooBeeYaH is Aramaic for dice or cubes. Arabic ka'b is a cube, as recorded in dictionaries under KAABA (the square Moslem shrine at Mecca). Arabid k'aba is to cube in mathematics; the Hebrew equivalent is [E]eQaiBH.  Mi[O]oQaBH means CUBIC.  QaBH is a Biblical measure.  A cube is all angles or bends so KaPHaPH, to bend, and its several Kahf-Phey relatives are relevant.


Branches

QaV is a mea­suring line. The bending words that the AHD would link to CUBE via the root keu (to bend) are based on Hebrew words like K[H]aiPHeT (to fold), KaFaF (to bend) and KayBHah (stomach).

Qoo B[A]'ahT (cup) and  QeeBoaReT (biceps)arerelated by shape.

Another term more relevant to a perfect square is  (Hi)Q'BeeYL (to be opposite, parallel).    See CUP.


Related Words

CUP



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