Origin of English word KOSHER

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The word KOSHER is addressed in the entry: COPACETIC


English Word

COPACETIC

Edenic Word

KoL B’TSeDeQ

Hebrew Word

כלבצדק

Transliteration

Kahf-Lamed + Bet-Tsadi-Dalet-Koof

Pronounciation

Call b'TSED-eck

Conversion

[K(L)+(T)S-D →T-K]

Roots

COPACETIC means "all is well" in slang. The DictionaryofAmericanSlang suggests (Ha)KoL B'$eDeR (everything is in order, OK) or (Ha)KoL B'(T)SeDeQ (everything is just right or "squared away").


Branches

A similar borrowing involves the word KaSHeR (ritually fit – see CATHARTIC). A business deal can be KOSHER (o.k., "on the up and up," or legitimate). Samekh-Dalet-Resh term are found at SORT.


Related Words

CATHARTIC,SORT



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