Origin of English word SCORCH

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English Word

SCORCH

Edenic Word

K[H]aRaKH

Hebrew Word

חרך

Transliteration

Het-Resh-Khaf

Pronounciation

KHOR-UKH

Conversion

[KH-R-KH]

Meaning

to roast

Roots

To SCORCH (burn slightly discolor the surface, to parch by heat) is linked to Old French escorcher (to flay, take skin off) and to ON skorpna (to shrink, be shriveled). The Indo-European “root”s are skerbh and sker (to turn, bend). For a warmer etymon consider K[H]aRaKH (to "roast - Proverbs12:23).  See burning anger, K[H]aRaH and K[H]aROAN  at IRE.

K-R burning words, like   כיר QeeYR (hearth, cooking-furnace – Exodus 12:11)  and  כור    KOOR (furnace, crucible -- Deuteronomy4:20) are at hot entries like CHAR. HEARTH” and  “SCORCH  Guttural-liquid  synonyms like  קלי QaLeeY (toast, roast) and antonyms like   קר QahR (cool) are at “CRYOGENESIS.” 


Branches

To cover other approaches, there is  SHaK[H]OAR (black – see   OBSCURE), GaLaK[H] (to shave off - Leviticus14:8) and QaR[A]h (to bend, bow).  For the bogus initial-S, see SCOOP.


Bible Verses

Proverbs 12:27 לא־יחרך רמיה צידו והון־אדם יקר חרוץ׃

“The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.” (KJV)


Strong

(2760)



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