Origin of English word KIBITZING

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The word KIBITZING is addressed in the entry: KIBITZ


English Word

KIBITZ

Edenic Word

QaFahTS

Hebrew Word

קפץ

Transliteration

Koof-Phey-Tsadi

Pronounciation

KOP(H)-AHTZ

Conversion

[K-PH-TZ → K-B-TZ]

Roots

Entering English via Yiddish, German kiebitzen is to meddle, (to jump in) and to look on (as at a card game).

A QaFTS(aN) is just such an "impetuous person," literally a jumper. QeePaiTS is the "leaping" in Songs2:8, where the KIBITZING of a lover is like the (ES)CAPADES of a gazelle.


Branches

HOP, (S)KIP and perhaps HIPPO- (hippos is the Greek horse) are one small leap from the Hebrew etymon. Otherwise, HIPPO is another guttural-bilabial horse word seen at HOOF.  Q-F-(T)S (to jump, leap, bounce) might also have bred the Finnish horse, hovoss.  Keep in mind that the Koof/Q is a close but harsher version of the Hey/H.  Once you have HOP, skip to the GRASS entry to get the GRASSHOPPER. The hopping frog is a gohp in Thai.


Related Words

PEGASUS



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