Origin of English word LEECH

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English Word

LEECH

Edenic Word

[A]LOOQaH

Hebrew Word

עלוקה

Transliteration

Ayin-Lamed-Vav-Koof-Hey

Pronounciation

AH-LUKE-AH

Conversion

[ULK]

Roots

This parasitic worm is attributed to various theoretical sources, including Gothic lekeis (healer) and the Indo-European “root” leg (to collect).

The   עלוקה [A]LOOQaH (leech) of Proverbs30:15 offers a straightforward etymon.


Branches

Covering the given sources, LeQ(eDT) is to collect and K[H]aYiL is vigor  – see  ELECT and HEALTH.


Related Words

ELECT,HEALTH



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