Origin of English word PALSY

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English Word

PALSY

Edenic Word

PaLaTS

Hebrew Word

פלץ

Transliteration

Pey-Lamed-Tsadi

Pronounciation

Pa-LUTZ

Conversion

[PL(T)S]

Roots

There is no Indo-European “root”. Websters believes it to be a “contraction of paralysis.”  Since PALSY involves nervous tremors, the sense as well as the sound is shaky here.

PaLaTS, in Job 9:6, is to tremble or shake .


Branches

If there is a tie-in to PR words, in would not be stationary terms like “paralysis” but trembly ones like PiRPaiR ( to shake, flutter – Job 16:12.  While PALPITATE is traced to Latin palpare, to feel, it’s second definition, (throb, tremble, quiver), better resembles PiRPaiR. Nobody shouldl have a fit and faint if it is suggested that Yiddish plotz is from PaLaTS.

A twitching creature is the PaRPaR, butterfly – see PYRALIDID .


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