Origin of English word ROOT

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English Word


Edenic Word

1. RahD, 2. RaiD

Hebrew Word







[RD → RT]


1. To ROOT (scream, or cheer for one's team) is a slang term of uncertain origin that may ultimately link up with reden (to talk in German) and to READ (proclaim). רד RahD is to scream, wail or sigh (Psalms55:3).

2. The ROOT of plants and words grew from Latin radix (root) and the Indo-European “root” wrad (branch, root). All roots, the opposite of branches, grow downward. רד RaiD means “go down.” In both cases the Dental shifts from  D to T by the time its gets down to English.

Arabic JEREED (found in English dictionaries) is a Turkish or Arabic javelin deriving from Arabicjerid or jarid (rod, shaft, javelin). A ROD or shaft is akin to a branch or root. The Arabic jarid sounds like    ירד YaRaD (to go down - Genesis38:1). The root of the Edenic is ר-ד  Resh-Dalet.  Reverse to   ד-ר Dalet-Resh for more going down, with    דרום DaROAM, south (Deuteronomy 33:23).

For the reverse, for a dental-liquid root of height and going up – see TALL.

The ר-ד  Resh-Dalet/RD sub-root appears in מרד MeReD (rebellion – Genesis 14:4). מרד MeR eD is a rebellion.  as they are a) מר M-R MOROSE and bitter movements aimed at b) רד   RD  (see ROOT) bringing . down the power structure. Harkavy defines  רדה   RDH as “to take down” (Judges 14:9). The MARAUDER  wants to take away rather than take down – see RAID.


ROOD and ROD are from an Indo-European base ret or rot (a pole, thin branch). Similarly, the root of ROD and RID is reudh (to clear land), and to ROOT is to dig up. The immediate source of ROD, as listed at Indo-European “root” reudh, is Old English rodd (stick).

Another R-D/T term that helps link ROOT to shaft and branch words (remember that the root of ROOT means "branch") is the REED. The Indo-European “root” of REED is kreut, as Old English hreod (reed) is traced to Germanic hreuda. These terms sound much like a #2-#3 letter swap of [K]HeTeR (branch, stick) or Aramaic [K]HOOTRA (stick, rod). The official cognates of ROOT are ERADICATE, RACE, RADICAL, RADISH, RADIX, and RUTABAGA.  TeReD is a beetroot. For a Semitic etymon with a W or V (as in the Indo-European “root” of ROOT, wrad), there is also SHaR[V]eeYDT (baton, shoot, twig - swap the R and W of wrad). Ra[V]aD is to spread (Proverbs7:16).    CARROT  words like Danish gulerod  indicate that there’s a ROOT in the word.  (See UNICORN for the guttural-liquid (KR or GL) element meaning “like a horn.” . A political RADICAL is MoaRaiD, one who rebels, or literally wants to bring the authority down -- (Resh-Dalet) root.

Resh-Dalet is the subroot of falling down at DREAM. The decline of organic things recalls the Resh-Dalet that may be the ROOT of ROT and ROTTEN.

“Down” is  a liquid-dental or vice versa in Czech dolu and Serbo-Croatian dole. One can spend more ”down” time at entries like MAT and SOUTH.

In Genesis 1:28, Resh-Dalet is the verb of “having dominion over.”  It is like dominating, “going down on” something from a superior position  – see RIDE at RAID – or LORDING it over someone.  There is no Indo-European “root” for LORD, nothing older than  Middle English laferd, and so one can suspect a confusion from the Edenic RaDaH (ruling, subduing, governing in the Lexicon).

   ירידה YiReeYDaH means descent, a fine source for a topographical decline.

In Cherokee (Amerind) ugedaliya means a valley. (Reverse, and shift the liquid from Resh/R to L.)

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