Origin of English word LUTE

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A LUTEis an older form of a guitar.  Old French leut and Spanish laud are official borrowings from Arabic al'ud - literally "the wood, but in Arabic it means wood more generally.

1) The Arabic vowel-D is a dental shift of Ayin-Tsadi, עץ  [A]yTS, which is often only thought of as meaning “tree.”  But in Exodus 31:5, for example, it clearly means wood, or “timber” in KJV –

see STICK. The Tsadi/TS-to-D dental shift is hardly restricted to Semitic.  DEITY from Latin deus is related to ZEUS in  the same way – more below.

2) A   ד Dalet/D wood word is also available, not requiring the common צ-ד     Tsadi/Ts-to-Dalet/D shift.   אוד OoWD is a firebrand or a piece of wood (Isaiah7:4)


The Hebrew branches of this wood word involve [A]iTS (wood, tree - Genesis2:9). The outh (wood) of VERMOUTH is from German wermut (wormwood). The ut in ORANGUTAN might also be cut from the Hebrew tree, [A]yTS), as utan is a forest in Malay.  Cherokee “wood” is a-ta.  From the dental of the Edenic Tsadi/TS, we move to the fricative.  H aashi   means wood or forest in Japanese. A stick in Arabic is asa, while in Japanese it is tsue. The Japanese stick or rod shifts to sao. Eda is a branch in Japanese – suggesting a source in either OoWD or [A]yTS. Favoring a reverse of Ayin-Tsadi / [A]yTS is zhu - the Chinese tree trunk.  Do is the Japanese trunk. Holz, the German wood is either from Ayin-Tsadi or the Edenic etymon at  HURST.    CAUDEX is Latin for the trunk of a tree. CODE might be a typically gutturalized Ayin-Tsadi as  GHaiTS. GUIT(AR) might fit here too, if the GT root refers to wood rather than to its gut-made strings  – see  "GUITAR."  Reversing to TK yields tree words in Japanese (where take is bamboo) and Malayalan (where tekka is the source of TEAK wood).

The Indo-European “root” of WOOD is either widhu (AHD) or vidhu (Shipley); Norwegian wood is ved, while fid is an Old Irish tree. To derive WOOD from Aleph-Vav-Dalet/A-V/W- D simply drop the initial A and treat the Vav as a consonant V or W (rather than as the vowel OO). Also see BHahD above.

A T or Tsadi/TS- to-D change is a common dental shift. (The Zayin/Z-to-D shift, via Ara,aic, is seen at AUSCULATE.) The Hebrew TSaBH (lizard) is identical to the Arabic dab. TSOOQ is to press upon; Arabic dayqa is narrow. TSeyL[A]h, side or slope, gave Arabic dali’a, bent, curved.  AReTS, earth, gave Dutch aard, earth, as in the earthpig or AARDVARK (see EARTH).  QaiTS, posterior (see COAST) gave Latin and English the CODA (end).

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