Origin of English word SCAVENGE

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English Word

SCAVENGE

Edenic Word

SHaQaF

Hebrew Word

שקף

Transliteration

Shin-Koof-Phey

Pronounciation

S(H)AH-CUFF

Conversion

[S(H)-K-PH]

Meaning

looking out at

Roots

To SCAVENGE is to look for food; SCAVENGERS in the animal kingdom eat refuse and decaying organic matter - Old English sceawian is to look at: Old Norman French escauwer is to inspect. The Hebrew term for "looking out at" is  SHaQahF - (Genesis26:8).     See SCOPE.


Branches

The  SHaK[H]ahF (seagull - Leviticus11:16) is a SCAVENGER whose supermarket is likely to be a garbage dump. See SCAUP. The following cognates of SCAVENGER are listed at Indo-European “root” keu (to perceive, see, hear): ACOUSTIC, HEAR, HEARKEN, SCONE, SHEEN and SHOW (also from Old English sceawian). An anagramic relative of  SH-Q-F is  QaSHahBH (to listen, regard - Isaiah32:3).


Bible Verses

Genesis 26:8 ויהי כי ארכו־לו שׁם הימים וישׁקף אבימלך מלך פלשׁתים בעד החלון וירא והנה יצחק מצחק את רבקה אשׁתו׃

“And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.


Strong

(8259)

Related Words

SCOPE



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