Origin of English word QUASH

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English Word

QUASH

Edenic Word

Ka[V]aSH

Hebrew Word

כבש

Transliteration

Kahf-Bhet-Shin

Pronounciation

KAV-USH

Conversion

[KV-SH → Q-V-SH]

Roots

To QUASH is to put down or suppress forcibly and completely. QUASH is thought to derive from Latin cassus (empty) and the Indo-European “root” kes (to cut).

  כבש Ko(V)aSHis tomaster, force or subdue (Genesis1:28).  The conquered, pacified, cowed creature is the docile lamb, כבש Ke(V)eS – see OVIS.


Branches

Most "qu" words are attributed to KW roots in IE.   A nasalized QUASH is QUENCH (to suppress) – see QUENCH.  It disappoints PACIFISTS, but PEACE only reigns when some greater power forces it to…as in pax Romanus.  To QUASH or QUENCH (the nasalized form) a smoldering conflict, sadly, one may have to give war a chance. To get to PEACE from KaBHaSH (to PACIFY), either 1) drop the initial guttural and read the shifted Bhet-Shin as P-S, or 2) for the harder C of Latin pax, metathesize the Kaf and Bhet, with the end-Shin dropping.   Kofu is to conquer in Chinese. In Japanese KVS reverses to seifuku (subjugate, conquer).

It is common to add an S before an English guttural. A rebellion can also be SQUASHED.

KaBHaSH is also seen at KIBOSH and "VICTOR (A)".


Related Words

QUENCH



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