Origin of English word LATCH

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The word LATCH is addressed in the entry: LOCK


English Word

LOCK

Edenic Word

LoKH(ahD)

Hebrew Word

לכד

Transliteration

Lamed-Khaf-Dalet

Pronounciation

LOKH-udd

Conversion

[LKD]

Roots

LOCK (to secure) is from Anglo-Saxon loc (a bolt, bar, enclosure, prison) is from Indo-European “root” leug (to bend, turn, wind).

 Reversing to GL, Edenic offers turning words like גלל GaLaL (to turn, roll – Genesis 29:3), גלגל  GiLGal (wheel – Isaiah 28:28) and גלגל  GalGal (wheel – Daniel 7:9).  But neither turning or an LG  etymon has a lock on the etymology.   התלכד HiTLaKaiD means “held together, interlocked” -- Harkavy, as in the scales of a crocodile in Job 41:9.

לכד LeKHeD means to seize, catch or take (Deuteronomy2:35); it also means a snare or trap (Proverbs 3:26). לחץ     Lak[H]aTS means held fast to a door in II Kings 6:32, and pressed to a wall in Numbers 22:25.


Branches

LATCH (an apparent M132) is from Middle English lacchen (to seize, catch hold of). Latin laqueus means a snare .  לחי LiK[H]eeY (cheek, clamps of a vise); Finnish leuka  words mean chin and jaws. Polish lice means cheek (home of the clamping jaws). לקח   La QaK[H] means to take. Given cognates of LOCK include GARLIC, LEEK, and LOCKET.

For LOCH, LAKE and LK or KL holes  – see  HOLLOW.


Related Words

HOLLOW



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