Origin of English word SEE

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English Word

SEE

Edenic Word

[K]HaZaH

Hebrew Word

חזה

Transliteration

Het-Zayin-Hey

Pronounciation

Kha-ZAH

Conversion

[(K)H-Z → S+vowel]

Meaning

perceive or behold

Roots

SIGHT, with its fricative (S) + guttural (GH) is the better match for K[H]aZaH to perceive or behold --  Isaiah47:13. But SIGHT is a cognate of the verb to SEE at the Indo-European “root” sekw (to perceive, see) – and here too, the guttural drops to allow for SEE.  [K]HaZaH to SEE requires a mere shift from Z to S.


Branches

BRANCHES: [ K]HOAZeH is a seer; [K]HeeZaYOAN is a vision – see GAZE.  The guttural drop from [K]HaZaH is easily see as to see in German, seh(en),  becomes se in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. The Het is not dropped elsewhere: to see in Basque is ikusi. Sey-a is to see for the Andrade Quilete Indians of Washington state. The Het-Zayin reverse for the mysterious Ainu of Japan: sik.   [RW]


Bible Verses

Isaiah 47:13 נלאית ברב עצתיך יעמדו־נא ויושׁיעך הברו שׁמים החזים בכוכבים מודיעם לחדשׁים מאשׁר יבאו עליך׃

“Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from the things that shall come upon thee.”


Strong

(2374)

Related Words

GAZE



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