Origin of English word LITIGATE

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The word LITIGATE is addressed in the entry: HEGEMONY


English Word

HEGEMONY

Edenic Word

HeGeH

Hebrew Word

הגה

Transliteration

Hey-Gimel-Hey

Pronounciation

HEG-EH

Conversion

[HG]

Roots

Greek hegemonia is leadership; hegemon is a leader. Greek hegeisthai (to lead) is the source of EXEGESIS and HEGEMONY. The leadership root appears to be HG.

HEGEMON- the prefix is from Greek leadership.  Switch syllables of Greek hegemon (leader) to hear   מנהיג MaNHeeYG(leader).   מנהג MeeNHahGis thedriving of a chariot(II Kings 9:20). Thus, later, a custom to follow. Ethiopic anhaga means “he drove cattle.”   נהג     NaHahG is to lead (Exodus3:1).

The core root is   הגה HeGeH, a rudder, later a steering wheel (which leads the way).    הגי  HaGahY is a pilot.


Branches

Somehow the given IE “root” for HEGEMONY is sag (to seek out) rather than ag (to drive). Alleged derivatives of Indo-European “root”  ag include ACT, AGENDA, AGENT, AGILE, AGITATE, ALLEGE, AMBIGUOUS, COGENT, ESSAY, EXAMINE, EXIGENT, FUMIGATE, INTRANSIGENT, LEVIGATE, LITIGATE, NAVIGATE, PRODIGAL, RETROACTIVE, SQUAT and TRANSACT - all from Latin agere (to act, conduct, lead). Greek agein (to lead, drive) also lends cognates like AGONY, PEDAGOGUE, PROTAGONIST, STRATAGEM, and SYNAGOGUE.  See NAG.


Related Words

NAG



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