Origin of English word PICRIC ACID

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English Word

PICRIC ACID

Edenic Word

K[H]aReeYPH

Hebrew Word

חריף

Transliteration

Het-Resh-Yod-Phey

Pronounciation

Khah-REEF

Conversion

[KPK]

Roots

The off-tasting, hypothethical  Indo-European “root” of PICR-  and  PICRO- words is peig - 1 ,  also peik (to cut,  mark by incision).  The non-fiction root is Greek pikros, sherp, bitter.

This is an M213 metathesis of  חריף   K[H]aReeYPH, sharp, bitter, pungent.

This popular Israeli food word comes from the Arabic, but the pedigree is Edenic.

Aramaic and Syriac  חריף   K[H]aReeYPH, sharp,  pungent is both related to the  1) acridity of REPROACH  (,  חרפה   K[H]eRPaH of Genesis 34:14) , and the sharp, bitterness of winter (Genesis 8:22, Isaiah 18:6 – see HIBERNATE).

  חרף    K[H] aRaPH is to reproach (see   REPROACH  and  SHARP).

חרב  חלף    For related, literally  sharp-edged words like חרב [K]HeReBH (sword) – see  CARVE and HARROW.


Branches

Examples of a  PICR- words besides PICRIC ACID include POICRATE and PICROTOXIN.  If you are not Hispanic, Middle Eastern, etc. you can see why    חריף   K[H]aReeYPH  (sharp, bitter, pungent)  can be  a “mild burning” sensation.  That is, חרה K[H]aR aH (to burn – see CHAR) plus  רפה   RaPHaH (to be weak

Slavic “bitter words seem to register that burning taste, with Czech horki, Polish gorzki and Russian gorki.


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