Origin of English word MANUAL

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English Word

MANUAL

Edenic Word

MaNaH

Hebrew Word

מנה

Transliteration

Mem-Noon-Hey

Pronounciation

Munn-AH

Conversion

[ MN]

Meaning

count, number

Roots

The MN “hand” words like MANUAL are attributed to the Indo-European “root”  man (hand) – see MAN.  The hand is the grasper in other, more possessive language groups (like Fino-Ugric), but in the more cerebral Latinate the hand is the counter.  The ancestors of the Romans used the Edenic word for numbering to name their primitive hand-held calculator, the manus or hand. We count our fingers, just as the moon is the M-N counter of time above – see MOON.

MaNaH is to count or number – Genesis 13:16. The same root is in Aramaic-Syriac.  MOANeH is a numerator or meter.  YaMeeYN is the right hand  (Jeremiah 22:24)


Branches

MN hand words at Indo-European man (hand) include MANACLE, MANAGE, MANNER, MANUAL ( see “MANAL”), MAINTAIN, MANEUVER, MANICURE, MANIFEST, MANIPULATE, MANUFACTURE, MANURE, MANUSCRIPT, MASTIFF, EMANCIPATE, MANDATE COMMAND and DEMAND.  HAND is so much a ten-based counting term that it itself is related to HUNDRED – see MITT. The MONKEY, mono, in Spanish, can also grasp. Entries like MOON  show than Mem-Noon/MN words are primarily counters.

The familiar Latinate MN “hand” words include French main, Italian and Spanish mano, shortened to mao in Portuguese, and mina in Rumanian.


Bible Verses

Genesis 13:16 ושׂמתי את־זרעך כעפר הארץ אשׁר אם־יוכל אישׁ למנות את־עפר הארץ גם־זרעך ימנה׃

“And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.”


Strong

(4487)

Related Words

MOON



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