Origin of English word SHABBY

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English Word

SHABBY

Edenic Word

$I[K[HaBHaH

Hebrew Word

סחב

Transliteration

Samekh-Het-Bhet

Pronounciation

SIH-HABH-AH

Conversion

[S-H-BH]

Meaning

rag, shabby garment

Roots

The given etymon is the Old English sceabb (a scab or scratch) and the Indo-European “root” skep (to cut, scrape, hack, etc.). SHABBY means "worn, ragged, threadbare (said of clothes)". For a less SHABBY etymon, turn toJeremiah38:11 and the phrase "worn cloths and rags." $iI[K]HaBHaHA is there defined as a "rag" or "shabby garment."


Branches

$a[K]HaB  is to drag, an action that quickly cuts clothes that drag on the ground into shabby rags. The alleged cognates are listed at SCABBLE.  SCAB, SCABIES, SCABROUS are among the listed cognates of this overly wide definition. SHAVE is a cognate whose scraping is a Samekh-Het-Bhet word that makes cleanshaven people  look less shabby.


Bible Verses

Jeremiah 38:11 ויקח עבד־מלך את־האנשׁים בידו ויבא בית־המלך אל־תחת האוצר ויקח משׁם בלוי הסחבות ובלוי מלחים וישׁלחם אל־ירמיהו אל־הבור בחבלים׃

“So Ebed-melech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence worn clouts and worn rags, and let them down by cords into the pit to Jeremiah.”


Strong

(5499)

Related Words

SCABBLE



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