Origin of English word OVIS

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[(K)-V- S]


Latin ovis is a sheep; the alleged IE “root” is sheared down to owi (sheep-whence EWE, OVINE and OVIBOS). כבש   (K)e[V]eS is a lamb or sheep in Leviticus 4:32, while earlier a lamb is KeSeBH (Genesis 30:32,40). This is no accidental metathesis. In the cattle business, Jacob wanted the KS[V], related to KSF, desire and money. On the altar, a sinner wants to Ka[V]aSH (conquer) his flaws, as if Ka[V]a$ (cleansing – see WASH) in a Ki[V]SHaN (furnace).


To get SHEEP, choose the KeSeBH sheep, and swap the first two letters. Now, with a mere Fricative shift of BH to P, the S-K-BH will echo Anglo-Saxon sceap (source of SHEEP).  Yiddish often retains archaic elements from German. Sheep in Yiddish, scheps, may be keeping an end -s dropped in Dutch schaap. The initial S before the C, as usual, may be unhistoric. Norwegian sav (sheep) is from either KeSe[V] (lamb - notice the resemblance to KEVES) or SeH (lamb). Finnish vasikka, calf is an M231 of  כבש  

Ke[V]eS, the young of sheep. Finnish lammas (sheep) recalls the llama of South America. – see “TOMENTUM (A)” for a wooly source for lammas. Arabic souf is a sheep's wool – employing the Sin and Bhet of Ke[V]eS.

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