Origin of English word MINISTER

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English Word

MINISTER

Edenic Word

MeeN

Hebrew Word

מן

Transliteration

Mem-Noon

Pronounciation

MEAN

Conversion

[MN]

Meaning

from, of (the sense is a small part of a larger whole)

Roots

MINISTER and DIMINISH are from Latin minuere (to reduce, diminish) and the Indo-European “root” mei- (small).  Edenic   מן  MeeN ("from," "of “ - Genesis2:6,7) the sense is a small part of a larger whole. מין   MeeYN (Genesis 1:11) is a kind or species, later a sect or gender.  It is not impossible that lexicographers gave ministers ahumble etymology with malice.   מנה Mem-Noon-Hey words of appoiontment, ordination and being set over others (I Chronicles 9:29) would be more fitting   – see  NUMBER..


Branches

Like MeeYN above, Chinese men is a class or category, one branch of a family. MEIOSIS is from Greek meion (less, lesser). Cognates include MENU, MINCE, MINUTE, MINESTRONE, MYSTERY and MENSHEVIK.   MINI- words like MINIATURE are at MINUS.  Latin minister (inferior, servant) shows that the MINISTRY ought to be a humble service profession.

MONAD, MONASTERY, MONK, and MONO- are traced to the related Indo-European “root” men- (small, isolated).   A sect or one branch of a family is men X446 in Chinese.

See MEANING and MINUS.


Bible Verses

Genesis 2:6 ואד יעלה מן־הארץ והשׁקה את־כל־פני־האדמה׃

“but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.”


Strong

(4480)

Related Words

EL NIÑO



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