Origin of English word NETHER

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English Word

NETHER

Edenic Word

MaDTaH

Hebrew Word

מטה

Transliteration

Mem-Tet-Hey

Pronounciation

MUTT-ah

Conversion

[M-DT → NT]

Meaning

down, below, under

Roots

The AHD notes the Germanic nit base, but calls the Indo-European “root” ni (down).  NETHER (below or under) akin to German niedar (down) and Sanskrit nitaram (lower) is from Germanic nitero (lower). MaDTaH means down, below, under (Deuteronomy28:43).   The nasal-dental of the Edenic easily shifts to the Germanic N-D.  See MAT.


Branches

BRANCHES: Na[K] HaT means to descend. See Indo-European “root” ndher (under) at MAT - although it is not cited for the cognates BENEATH, NETHERWORLD, NETHERLANDS, or UNDERNEATH. DOWN (an ND word in other Indo-European tongues), NOTORNIS (Greek notos means south), NEST (see NEST), NICHE, NIDUS, and UNDER should all be related ND and NT terms. German “under” is unter.

Related words meaning “down” include Swedish nedat, Danish and Norwegian ned, and Polish nadot. More “down” words at SOUTH.


Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 28:43 הגר אשׁר בקרבך יעלה עליך מעלה מעלה ואתה תרד מטה מטה׃

“The stranger that is in the midst of thee shall mount up above thee higher and higher; and thou shalt come down lower and lower.”


Strong

(4295)

Related Words

UNDERSTAND



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