Origin of English word LUST

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English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[R-TS → L-ST]


to desire, to be pleased


LUST from Old Englsihlystan is historically about satisfying a desire, not something negative or sexual. The alleged Indo-European “root” is las, to be eager, wanton, unruly.

Edenic TSadi/TS is always rendered ST in IE.  The Edenic Resh/R undergoes a standard liquid shift to L.  Therefore, LUST, desire, is from RaTSaH, to desire, to be pleased (Genesis 33:10), or to take pleasure in ( Psalms 62:5), or to satisfy (Leviticus 26:34). The noun form is RaTSOAN, will, desire.


We RUSH for a REASON.  RaTSAh (to run) is motivated by RaTSaH (to wish, desire), and the motivation of RaTSOAN (will, wish, desire). To often, Resh-Tsadi desire gives us REASON and RATION(ALE). More R-dental running at “ROTATE;” more Resh-Tsadi desire at “ESTROGEN..”

An excess of running, will, desire, and even RATIONALIZATIONare mostintensely involved  when ready a person has BLOODLUST  to commit ReTSa[K]H (murder).

Turning to the built-in similar opposite terms,  the  German antonym lustlos (dull, spiritless)  without LUST or LISTLESS makes it more clear that L-ST (from the Resh-Tsadi words above) is about will, not merely sexual desire. A LISTLESS person with no LUST (desire), even WANDERLUST, is LAZY or [A]TSaiL .  Instead of making hay while the sun shines, the lazy head for the shade: TSaiL (see SILHOUETTE). Those who don’t work but have enobled their unemployment are the ATSeeYL, arisrtocrat.

LASCIVIOUS is a cognate of LUST, as is another LIST (not about leaning, listening or enumerating, as in the other RaTSaH, to enumerate in Hebrew and Jewish Aramaic.).

Bible Verses

Genesis 33:10 ויאמר יעקב אל־נא אם־נא מצאתי חן בעיניך ולקחת מנחתי מידי כי על־כן ראיתי פניך כראת פני אלהים ותרצני׃

And Jacob said: 'Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found favour in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen thy face, as one seeth the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.



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