Origin of English word LEAVE

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The word LEAVE is addressed in the entry: LIVER

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word











Middle English livreis traced to Greek lipos (fat) and to the IE “root” leip (to stick, adhere, fat).

[K]HaiLe[V] is fat (Leviticus10:15) or lard; an extension means "gum" - (see GALBANUM). Hebrew's LV "fat" word best resembles LIV(ER).


The given cognates of LIVER are ALIPHATIC, LEAVE, LIFE, LIPO-, LIVELY, and SYNALEPHA. Indo-European “root” leip (to adhere) matches  LeeVaH (to accompany, be adjoined with  – see  LOVE). See GALAXY for  K[H]aLaBH (milk). Basque appears to use Het-Lamed-Bhet/KH-L-BH for "liver" as well, though gibela demonstrates an MI32 metathesis.

The ear LOBE and the LIP are collections of fat. The Indo-European “root” of LIP is leb- 2 (lip), taking in LABIAL, LABIUM, LABELLUM, LABRET and LABRUM. LUBRICATE and LUBRICATION may get its slipperyness from K[H]ayLeBH fat or fatty oils. Lihavais fat and fleshy in Finnish. See BALL for rolly polly BL relatives of this LB root.

Bible Verses

Leviticus 10:15 שׁוק התרומה וחזה התנופה על אשׁי החלבים יביאו להניף תנופה לפני יהוה והיה לך ולבניך אתך לחק־עולם כאשׁר צוה יהוה׃

“The heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be thine, and thy sons with thee, by a statute for ever; as the LORD hath commanded.”



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