Origin of English word ROTATE

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ROTARY and ROTATE are from Latin rota (wheel), which has been traced to the IE  root ret (to run, roll).   רצא RaTSAh is to run (Genesis24:29). The verb of running, Resh-Vav-Tsadi, has an extension as a  noun. מרוץ MayRO A TS is a running RACE (Ecclesiastes 9:11).  The versatile צ / TS can provide dentals like T and fricatives like sfit C.

If the round Latin RT wheel is preferable to the running of the Indo-European root, rotate the RT t o TR. תור TOAR is a circlet (Songs 1:10). Tet-Vav-Resh is also a turn or to turn – see TURN.  Reverse R-T for Arabic tara, he went around.  See TOUR.  For TR antonyms of straightness, see TIER. The RUSHING of running is fueled by RATSOAN (desire – Genesis 49:6) – see below.

 Running infers a need or desire. Other Resh-Tsadi-guttural sysnonyms are צרך   TSoaReKH  (need)  and   רצה      RoaTSeH  (desire) .


TORY, a cognate of ROTATE and a reversal of the RT, is from Old Irish toir (pursuit).)  RoaD(aiF) is to pursue or run after (Genesis44:4).   Other cognates of ROTATE are CONTROL, PRUNE, RODEO, ROLL, ROTA, ROTIFORM, ROTOGRAVURE, ROTOR, ROTUND, ROTUNDA, ROULETTE, ROUND, and ROWEL. Running alongside are terms like DaHaR (to gallop), DOOR (rim of a wheel – see   TIRE), and RaHOODT or W(R)aHOODT (quick  -- from Aramaic RiHaDT, to run or flow – see the liquid-dental built-in opposite at LATE.  Resh-Tet is a possible influence on VITAL (quick, thus alive, with the Resh as WR, thus V).  Closer is  vite, "quick" in French. Like the French term, witi-witi is quick in Proto-Eastern Polynesian. Closer to the Hebrew is joraat (quickly) in Maya. Rah(T)S (to run) has probably given rise to RACE and RUSH.  As seen from German rasch (hasty), Het-Vav-Shin (to make haste) may also be involved, though the Vav to Resh shift is rare  see HASTE.     RACE is from Old Norse ras (rushing) and the Indo-European “root” ers (to be in motion). Cognates include ERR, ERRATIC, ERRATUM, ERRONEOUS, ERROR and ABERRATION (but see ABERRATION). 

In Genesis41:14 the form of RaTS,YiReeYTSoo, means that Pharaoh’s men RUSHED Joseph out of the dungeon.  RUSH and RACING have liquid-dental  Edenic etymons, and the built-in liquid-dental opposite may be seen at LATE.

 Haste does make waste and error, but we RUSH for a REASON.  RaTSAh (to run) is motivated by RaTSaH (to wish, desire), and the motivation of RaTSOAN (will, wish, desire) gave us REASON and RATION(ALE). More Resh-Tsadi desire at LUST and  ESTROGEN .

The given etymon for RATIONALIZATION and other words from Latin ratio (reason, plan) is the IE “root” ar (to fit, join). RaTSOOF is joined.

Running, will, desire, and RATIONALIZATIONare mostintensely involved   when ready to commit ReTSa[K]H (murder). For LUST (see LUST), merely shift the liquid (L,R) from the R-TS etymon to L-ST.  In German Lust means pleasure and delight, not just LUST, and the antonym, lustlos (dull, spiritless) or LISTLESS makes it more clear that L-ST (from the Resh-Tsadi words above) is about will, not mere LUST. The desire-speed connection of RaTSaH-RaTSAh is also seen at APPETITE.

SHeReTS is the verb of swarming and the noun of swarming creatures -- Genesis 1:20. SHeReTS  is akin to RaTS (to run), as even when the term applies to flying insects or leaping frogs, overrunning (swarming) is the point.  Several times, SHeReTS is clearly referring to creatures who run in swarms over the earth, and in Isaiah 66:17 there is criticism of “those who eat the flesh of swine, the SHeReTS and the mouse.”  The KJV renders SHeReTS as “abomination,” while the JPS  goes with “reptile” – even though they don’t swarm and are inedible. The swarming companion of the mouse, with a prominent RT, more likely gave us name RAT. Spanish raton is a mouse; RAT has no Indo-European “root”. Two other SHeReTS-sounding mouse terms helped uncover the RAT: French souris and Rumanian s(h)oarece.

MeReTS, energy, is Modern Hebrew. MeROATS, a running race, is Biblical. It is not using a Resh-Tsadi sub-root of running, just a Mem/M prefix.  Similar to the MaQeL (walking stick) at ACCELERATE.

Another Resh-Tsadi/R-TS sub-root of running or speeding is at   PeReTS, see BURST and FIRST.

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