Origin of English word SCOOP

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English Word

SCOOP

Edenic Word

KahPH

Hebrew Word

כף

Transliteration

Kahf-Phey

Pronounciation

CUFF

Conversion

[K-P(H)]

Roots

Middle Dutch schope is a bailing vessel; schoppe is a shovel. A SCUPPER (opening in a ship's deck) is from Old French escope (bailing scoop). The initial S of SCOOP therefore, should be seen as unhistoric, perhaps via the Old French prefix form "es."  This entry documents the many examples of a  non-historic S before a guttural (below), and the examples in German do not allow for exclusively blaming the French.  The AHD agrees that the S doesn’t belong is obvious form of CUP. They trace SCOOP back to Indo-European “root” skep, but concede that the root may also be kep.  The   כף   KahPH in Numbers7:14 is translated "ladle," while the dictionary definition is "spoon." The primary human SCOOP or trowel is the  כף KahPH (palm of the hand - Genesis20:5). At the CUP entry is the related


Branches

The  כף KahPH ("hollow") of Jacob's thigh in Genesis32:36 recalls the SCAPULA or shoulder blade (a hollowed bone used for scraping). COPE(POD) is from Greek hope (oar), that which scoops or shovels water. 

Words from the Indo-European “root” skeubh like SCUFF(LE), SHOVE and SHUFFLE, may connect to      דחף DaK[H]ahF (to push; be driven to walk hurriedly - Esther6:12 – see REPUDIATE ). SHOVEL may fit here better than at Indo-European “root” skeuabh (to shove). A shovel will SHOVE earth or snow, while a SCOOP suffices for ice cream. The Dalet-Het in דחף  DaK[H]aF would be like S-H in Edenic-to-Aramaic shifts . In Ukrainian kovaty is to push or drive (animals). This may be a  M231 metathesis of דחף    DaK[H]aF, with shifts like the Daled to T.

GaiBH(eeYM) are diggers in IIKings25:12. GaBHeeY[A]h is a goblet: - KaPHaH is to invert. CYPSELA is a hollow vessel. SCOOP is related to all manner of concavities.

See CAVITY, CUP and GOPHER. 

Here is a list of S words before a guttural where that initial-S is shown to be nonhistoric:

SCALLOP, SCALP, SCANTINESS, SCAR, SCARAB, SCARF, SCARLET, SCISSORS, SCION, SCOOP, SCORCH, SCRAPER,  SCRATCH, SCRIBE an SCRIPT are from CARVE (see CARVE), SECRET , SKULL, SQUASH, SQUIRREL and SQUADRON.

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Also see SEDUCE and  SQUARE at  the FOUR entry (“square” and “quart” are related “four” words from a reverse of Resh-Bhet-guttural Ayin.).

Initially it was thought that a prefix, like Old French es-, was behind this. But the phenomemnon is wider than French.

In German schon (beautiful, handsome) can only be explained when the bogus S is removed;  חן K[H]eN is grace, charm (beauty and loveliness  -- Harkavy).

Schonen (to spare) and Schonung (mercy, careful treatment) is from    חונן K[H[OANeN, to have mercy, to favor or pity (B-Y). Arabic  hana means “he was kind.” See KIND.  German s chop fen, to sc oop or ladle, is from כף KahPH (palm of the hand) – see above.

The bogus  initial-K before a guttural appears in all Germanic languages. In Norwegian, for examples, there is  scaffe  (to procure or capture, see  COP ),  skap ( a cabinet – see CUBBY) and skikk (custom , from  קח    K[H]oaQ, a ritual law, “statute, law, custom” (Harkavy) –Exodus 5:14, and skred, avalanche, from  חרד K[H]aReD, to tremble – see SCARED.

At CAP are several guttural-liquid-bilabial terms for “hat.” The Lithuanian skryba has preceded the guttural with an inhistoric S.

SCALLOP, SCALP, SCARF,   SCISSORS, SCION,


Related Words

SQUASH



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