Origin of English word SANGFROID

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SANGFROID means cold-blooded – see   SANGRIA for the first element. Froidis cold in French; freddo is the Italian cognate. The FRD terms are given the cold shoulder by reference books, even Latin frigidus (cold, cool) is thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European “root” srig (cold).

This SRG root is related to SHeLeG (snow - Jeremiah18:14), and the source of the FRD terms above is also from a Hebrew word for frozen rain BaRahD or BHaRahD (hail - Exodus9:18). "Cold" in Arabic is barid; in Swahili it's baridi.


The frozen-rain-equals-freezing- cold equation allows SNOW (snieg in Russian) to come from צנה   TSeeNaH (cold). There is no end-bilabial in the history of the word SNOW, as seen in German snow, Schnee.  Czech zima and Polish zimny already means cold and winter.    The Biblical citation for TSeeNaH puts this ice-cold equation on ice: "Like the coldness of snow" - Proverbs25:13.  Switching to Tsadi-Mem: TSiMaRMoReT means shiver, while the built-in antonym is tte warm wool (Leviticus 13:47).    Japanese cold  (to the touch) is tsum(etai); cold weather is samui; and shimo means frost. The fricative-nasal for coldin Korean is ch'an. Cold in Chinese is shanghan.  Requiring the Tsadi/TS –to dental shift, cold in Cantonese is don; winter in Chinese is tung.    To return to Bet-Resh-Dalet cold, in Malay: (Massaratty) cold is dabridi.

FRIGID and REFRIGERATOR might also be BH-R- D terms. Otherwise, the Indo-European “root” of Latin frigus (cold) is also srig (cold) - suggesting that FRIGIDITY, too, is linked to a SHeLeG (snow-SLG → SRG).

See FROST, and many cold words at CRYOGENICS.

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