Origin of English word OCEAN

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OCEAN is from Greek okeanos (the outer stream of water that encircles the earth). To the Greeks, the sea beyond the Mediterranean was the world's encircling rim deified as the god Okeanos. 1. אגן  OGeN  means a rim (of a bucket), brim, border or edge.   אגן AGaN means basin (Exodus24:6); oceans are basins. אגנה    AGaNaH means a hopper (CAN and CANISTER may be related – see   CANE). 2.   אגם AGahM  means lake (Psalms107:35).


Alef-Gimel-Noon appears in sea or lake place names like the AGEAN Sea and the Great Lake state of MICHIGAN .  Mich igan is from Chippewa, an Algonquian tribe of the American Indians. Igan is also a lake in the Cree and Ottawa tongues.

RW adds “Waterwords”  from a reversal of אגם AGahM, lake, pond include the northern iroquois languages: C ayuna: ohneganoh , Mohawk: ohneka neida: ohnekanus, Onondaga: ohneganos and Seneca: oneka. Note how Mem/M always shifts nasalns to N, And in haf of these Gimel/G shifts gutturals to K. Latin “reads” אגם AGahM the left-to-right way, otherwise these Iroquois words resemble oceanus (the Latin source of OCEAN.) More below:

 As for other OCEANIC or water words: SEA is from Indo-European base of se(i) (to drip, wet). Chinese “wet” is shi.  The salt SEA and ZEE (from the Dutch) may be related to Z[A]yaH (sweat – Genesis 3:19).  Japanese ase is sweat. Another Zayin etymon is suggested at ”ZOO.”  A dozen Japanese “water” words contain an “sui” stem.

  ים YaM (ocean) and מים MaYiM (water) are terms not used in Indo-European languages. American Indian water words include American rivers such as the MAUMEE (Indiana), MIAMI (Florida), and MIANUS (New York); Maidu Indian (California) mom means water. Cantonese yammeans drink; Chinese muyu means bath; Japanese umi means sea. Ancient Egyptian water shifted to words like aman and nun after Babel.   See MIAMI.  The Gimel-Mem of water-fed reeds provides us with GUM – see ORIGAMI.

To the Amerind  AGN “water” words  above , Fernando Aedo [FA] adds:

Andean: goñ, water 

Amahuaca: junú, liquid, and junúnha, sea, great river or lake
Arawakan/Yaru: jiñaa water, river, rain .
Equatorial/ Asheninca: kõ jiñaa water, river, rain

Macro-Carib dialects: kana, kuna and ku:na,  rain
Macro-Ge dialetcs: koan?a,  kona?an, kona?an konahan,konam

and  kuna?an,  water

Natchez : koon water

Macro-Tucanoan: kuni water

Macro-Panoan/  Proto-Tacanan: kani well of water 

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