Origin of English word PLUCK

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PLUCK (to pull off or out) is from Old English pluccian, which is "thought by some to be from Latin pilus (hair)." (See "PILE") Simply pronounce    פרק PaRaQ as a Japanese would, shifting liquid R to L.. The term means "to remove," "to take out" or "to unload" - Genesis27:40 or Exodus32:2.


Chicken feathers are PLUCKED, FLICKED or FLECKED, and the skinning of animals takes similar sounding terms. FLAY (to strip skin), FLECK, FLESH and FLITCH are thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European “root” plek (to tear). A PELT (animal skin) may be related. Returning to PRK, a PARKA (heavy jacket) is traced by the AHD to the Russian word for pelt. Webster's traces the same word to the Aleutian (Alaskan) Indian term for a heavy shirt. In either case, the word should link up with  PhaRKai(S) (shirt) and Arabic PHaRVaH (pelt).  The Arabic provides a better etymon for FUR, FURRIER and FURRY than the Old French fueere (sheath). More PRK removable skins or jackets include the FROCK, the Spanish abrigo (coat) and the Basque berokia (coat). FILM is a cognate of PELT listed at Indo-European “root” pel (skin, hide). PLAGIARIZE, from Latin plagium (kidnapping), may be another removal term fromPaRaQ. See BREAK.        FLEECE and PLU(ME) are cognates at the Indo-European root pleus (to pluck).

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