Origin of English word KYPHOS

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KYPHOS is the hunch or hump in a hunchback, who suffers from KYPHOSIS. The Indo-European “root” is keu- 2   (base of variously loosely related derivatives meaning “to bend.” ) Greek kyphos is a hump or hunch; kuphos means "bent."  The obscure word  KYPHOS needn’t ring a  bell only at Notre Dame. All of us who bear heavy burdens are as hunchbacks. We need not see a doctor with a Cairo practice.

כפוף KaPHOOF means "bent" or hunched over. 

 "The Lord... makes allwhoarebent stand straight" (Psalms146: 8).


CUBIT and HASP are related  – see  GIBBON.      זקוף ZaQOOPH (upright, erect) is a guttural-bilabial antonym of our guttural-bilabial etymon of being bent.  The ZQF KFF music of Psalms 146:8 (above)  employs what poetry calls incremental repetition, but on a sub-root level that professors are unaware of.  Reverse to piko for bent or arched in Proto-Polynesian. Kupou is to bend far forward in Hawaiian. Greek kampulos is listed at the Indo-European “root” kamp (to bend). If not a KM bending word (covered at CAMERA)

kamp is a nasalized (extra M) KP word. Words listed at Indo-European kamp include GAMBIT, GAMBOL, GAMMON and JAMB.     Same sound, different spelling is    גו GaiV and גו  GahV, the back (I Kings 14:9) , but also the interior of the body (Daniel 3:26).   Reversing this bilabial-guttural rings up the German Buckel (hunchback) and the English BUCKLE.   The AHD places BUCKLE with dozens of nirrelevant words at the Indo-European “root” beu-1 (to swell).

 See HIP.

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