Origin of English word LUNG

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English Word

LUNG

Edenic Word

QahL

Hebrew Word

קל

Transliteration

Koof-Lamed

Pronounciation

CULL

Conversion

[QL → LK → LG+N → LNG]

Roots

The Indo-European “root” of LUNG is leg w h (light, having little weight).

The AHD notes that LUNG is a nasalized cognate of LIGHT and LEVITY, from the Old English lungen (lung). The AHD also had the organ named for its lightness. (The liver is KaBHaiD in Edenic, named for its heaviness – see HEFT).  The ultimate LG etymon of lightness is Koof-Lamed, QahL (light, swift – Jeremiah 3:9; 46:6 ). The Koof-Lamed has to be reversed and nasalized, with the Koof having shifted gutturals from Q to G.


Branches

A second possible source, though not supporting the Indo-European “root”’s lightness,  is ROOaK[H], air, wind – Genesis 1:2.  This would also require a nasalization,  with shifts of the liquid and guttural.  But only a few words for lung appear to involve breathing, like the puffing Swahili pafu.  All the Germanic languages favor LNG.

More QahL lightness at ACCELERATE and LIGHT.





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