Origin of English word NEKTON

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The word NEKTON is addressed in the entry: NATATION

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[ ND(K)H→ NT]


push away, expel, move away, slip away


NATATION means swimming; NATATORIUM is a swimming pool. The Latin source is nature , to swim.   The  reconstructed IE “root” is sna (to swim).

The essence of swimming is pushing away water to propel oneself forward.

NaDa[K]H means to push away, expel, move away or slip away (IISamuel14:14).  Those who were pushed away or expelled are the Noon-Dalet-Het people of Deuteronomy 30:4.  NeeDaiD is to drive away and NaDaH is to remove.  For the Nood-Dalet root of motion, see NOD.

A nasal shift from D to T is required.


There’s NATORES, NATORIAL, NATORIOUS, NATANT, NATANTLY and NATATIVITY.  One of the cognates according to the AHD is NEKTON.   A #2-#3 letter flip of NaDAKH (to drive away, expel) may reveal the source of Greek nektos (swimming) and English NEKTON.    Nadar is to swim in Spanish and Portuguese.  

More Nood-Dalet movement at "UNDULATE" and WANDER. 

Bible Verses

II Samuel 14:14 כי־מות נמות וכמים הנגרים ארצה אשׁר לא יאספו ולא־ישׂא אלהים נפשׁ וחשׁב מחשׁבות לבלתי ידח ממנו נדח׃

“For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person; but let him devise means, that he that is banished be not an outcast from him.”



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