Origin of English word RAGE

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RAGING, to RAGE or to be ENRAGED (hopping mad, palpably anger) is somehow traced to Latin rabere (to rave, be mad). The given Indo-European “root” is rebh - 1 (violent, impetuous).   RoGeZ is “raging;”    זגרה HiRGeeYZ is “to enrage” in the Ben-Yehudah dictionary.  E.D. Klein cites Aramaic RiGaZ as “rage” but stresses the quivering and quaking of the term in Deuteronomy 28:65. RaGaSH is to be agitated. Reversing to guttural-liquid, [K]HaRaH is burning mad – see IRE.



Reverse the liquid-guttural-fricative of RaGahSH, to rage to get $a’[A]hR. to storm, to rage (Jonah 1:11).  Syriac RooGZAh means agitation and anger; Arabic rujz is (wrath).    German reg ung is emotion.  Haragos and mergesare angry in Hungarian.  Adding  to RAGE, RaGHaM is “rage” Job 39:25.   See RAUCOUS.

Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 28:65 ובגוים ההם לא תרגיע ולא־יהיה מנוח לכף־רגלך ונתן יהוה לך שׁם לב רגז וכליון עינים ודאבון נפשׁ׃

“And among these nations shalt thou have no repose, and there shall be no rest for the sole of thy foot; but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and languishing of soul.”



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Ken Biegeleisen   10/9/2013 7:58:00 PM
I just read about "rage" (רגז) in your translation engine. I find the argument to be reasonable, but I arrived at my interest in the word in a different way. I was looking at the name "George", which, in Spanish, is "Jorge", pronounced "Horge" (although the letter "J" is often a corruption of the letter "Y", hence another form of the name might be "Yorge"): George Jorge Horge Yorge The consonants of "Horge", which is the correct Spanish pronunciation of the name, are הרג, "to kill". "Yorge" could perhaps be construed to arise from ירג, the 3p imperfect tense. So maybe there was some famous "George" in medieval Spain or Africa, who was a renowned killer? Then it occurred to me that the word "rage" might be derived from the same Hebrew verb. " רגז " adds an extra "z" at the end, which is a bit awkward, because ז is a strong letter, whereas " הרג " adds an extra "h" at the beginning, but "h" (ה) is a weak letter. Just some thoughts on the name George, the act of murder. and the emotion of rage.

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