Origin of English word SEEK

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To SEEK is to search for, to try, or to attempt. Old English secan (to seek) is thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European “root” sag (to seek out).  S(H)aQaQ is to long for, to rush about - Isaiah33:4;  חשק [K]HaiSHeQ is desire (Deuteronomy 7:7);   סכוי     $eeKOOY means prospect or expectation; שכה  SaKHaH is to see or look    (seen in Semitic); שקד   SHeQeD is diligence;   שקר   SeeQeR means to ogle; and  SHaQaF is to look at – see   SCOPE.  Another fricative-guttural looking words is  שגח   SHaGaK[H] (to look or gaze -- Isaiah 14:16).


Het-Shin-Koof, [K]HaySHeQ  to have a desire (Genesis 34:8) is KHOOSH, a quick impulse or emotion + SHeQeQ, yearning.  It appears to be behind the word for “love”, ajska, in Czech and Slovik. All the fricative-guttural scurrying ang seeking is to HeeSeeYG (rreach, attain – see SHAG.) Official cognates of SEEK include BESEECH (see below), EXEGESIS, FORSAKE, HEGEMONY, PRESAGE, RANSACK, SAGACIOUS, SAKE and SEIZE. The opposite of CHASE (see CATCH) but the fulfillment of SEEK is  HeeSeeYG (to overtake, reach, attain – see   SHAG). To SEEK in Polish is szukac. Motivating the seeking here are SK terms like [K]HaiS(H)eQ (desire, pleasure) and  TiS(H)OOQaH (longing, desire - Genesis3:16). These appear to link up with Japanese shokuyoku (appetite), sukina (fond of), shokai, inquiry,hoshku (desire), tsukai na (delightful) and utsukushii (beautiful). ASK would appear to be a related SK term; the Indo-European “root” of ASK is thought to be ais (to wish, desire, seek out). Besides the SK Hebrew terms above, consider KS words like  QooSHYaH (objection, question) and  בקש BeeQaiSH (to seek, search, desire, ask – Ezekiel 3:18 ).  An M132 metathesis of BQS provides an alternate etymon for BESEECH as merely an extention of SEEK.   In Turkey and Arabic countries a gratuity is a BACKSHEESH or BASSHISH. Webster’s gives the source as Hindi or Persian bakhshidan (to give).  But natives are thinking about requesting. BEGGING, not the hotel patron who gives.  The beter source is בקש BeeQaiSH (to BEG for). .

A strong-armed form of ASKING is [A]hS(H)aQ (to extort).

Another SK looking term, to SCAN (“to scrutinize, to glance at quicklky” – 3rd and 4th definition in Webster’s), has nothing to do with the given etymon, Latin scandere, to climb, to mount.  The Indo-European “root” given for SCAN is skand (to leap, climb). As with other roots ending with “ND,” the N may be a nasalization (a non-historic throw-in) for an Edenic source like SHaQaiD (to watch – Psalms 127:1) or (to give attention to – Jeremiah 1:12).  Like SCANNING, SHaQaiD infers almond-like alacrity (the almond blooms first), and the Semitic eye is described as almond-shaped.

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