Origin of English word LAVA

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English Word

LAVA

Edenic Word

LiHa[V]aH

Hebrew Word

להבה

Transliteration

Lamed-Hey-Bhet-Hey

Pronounciation

L'HAVA

Conversion

[L- H-BH]

Roots

The given source is Latin lavare (to wash).

 להבה  LeHa[V]aH] (flame) and        לבה LaBaH ("flame" in Exodus3:2) are more satisfactory etymons.


Branches

LeeBaiN (to wash) is a likely source of Latin lavare. The AlkalayHebrewDictionary offers  LaBaH (flame, readable as LaBHaH) for LAVA, calling it a borrowing from the Latin. Lava is Spanish too.

For clean, hot and passionate LB and BR terms, see ALBINO, BURN, and LOVE.


Related Words

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