Origin of English word RICE

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[ORZ → RS]


Latin oryza and Greek oryzon are "of Oriental origin."

ארז     OReZ (rice) appears in first century literature, but the tie-in to Biblical Hebrew is    ארז     ORaZ (to pack, bundle - Ezekiel27:24). The grains of the RICE plant are densely packed.

This binds RICE up with many RESTRICTIVE fricative-liquids and liquid fricatives.   צור TSOOR is to bind up (Deuteronomy 14:25);  אסור    A$OOR is one put in fetters (Judges 16: 21); ארז   ARahZ is the fimly bound, packed  of this entry  and   אזר AZahR is to bind (Jeremiah 1:17 – more below).  For a fricative-liquid built-in opposite, in Exodus 3:5 Moses is told to  של SHahL  (remove or loosen) his sandals – see  LOOSE. 


Arabic rice is ruzz. AZaR means to bind or gird. ARZ is the same as AZR, one of several synonyms that didn’t come to Edenic by mistaken metathesis, but because words with similar letters (whatever the sequence) share music and meaning by design. AyZOAR is a belt (II Kings 1:8).

Despite the "of Oriental origin" designation cited above, Chinese mi and Japanese kome did not give us "rice." [These terms are probably from QaMaH (standing corn or grain).] Closest to all the RS rice terms in the Indo-European and Finno-Ugric languages is Korean sal (rice - reverse SL and change L to R). The Spanish and Portuguese arroz is close to the Hebrew and to Arabic ourz.  Russian reessoo (rice), reinforces the idea that the word traveled with agriculture *which began in the Middle East  Only the Edenic, as usual, explains WHY s word means what it does.\Italian orzo means barley,so this is not merely a widely borrowed word for only RICE.

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