Origin of English word MOSQUE

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English Word

MOSQUE

Edenic Word

Mi$GahD

Hebrew Word

מסגד

Transliteration

Mem-Samekh-Gimel-Dalet

Pronounciation

Mis-GUD

Conversion

[ MSGD → MSQ]

Roots

The Jewish roots of Islam are unknown to millions, so it is unremarkable that the word MOSQUE is Edenic. MOSQUE is an Arabic word, as Arabic sajada means to prostrate oneself, thus to pray. The Modren Hebrew for Mosque is   מסגד Mi$GahD, (    מ- Mem prefix before the SJD) only a dropped end-Dalet from “mosg.”   Samekh-Gimel-Dalet, סגד    $aGaD, means “to bow down (to idols)” according to Harkavy, who cites Isaiah 44:15. A MOSQUE is named as a place of bowing in prayer. It seems strange that Islam has preserved a term linked to pagan practice, but remember that Arabic is millennia older than Mohammad’s monotheism.   See MINARET.


Related Words

MINARET



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