Origin of English word KHAKI

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English Word

KHAKI

Edenic Word

(Sa)K[H]aQ

Hebrew Word

שחק

Transliteration

Sin-Het-Koof

Pronounciation

Sa-KHUH

Conversion

[(S)KH-K]

Meaning

dust

Roots

The dust-colored military issue cloth is from the illegal British occupation of India, as khaki, dust,  is a Hindi and Urdu word .

SaK[H]aQ is dust (Isaiah 40:15), a fine, swirling dust associated with clouds, and is a verb of pulverizing something to fine powder or dust.


Branches

While the clouds above are moisture, not dust, see “sky” at OBSCURE to see how this root dusted heavenly words.  As Hindi/Urdu is within the Indo-European family, there aught to be other Indo-European cognates.  Josh Ben, who made this link, includes the following among those cognates:  Celtic scaghi, scogi and schagi cover both the noun meaning dust and the verb of pulverizing.


Bible Verses

Isaiah 40:15 הן גוים כמר מדלי וכשׁחק מאזנים נחשׁבו הן איים כדק יטול ׃

“Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance; behold the isles are as a mote in weight.”


Strong

(7834)

Related Words

OBSCURE



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