Origin of English word SLOOP

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English Word

SLOOP

Edenic Word

SHaLaPH

Hebrew Word

שלף

Transliteration

Shin-Lamed-Phey

Pronounciation

Sha-LAHF

Conversion

[SH-L-PH → S-L-P]

Roots

The reconstructed Indo-European “root” for SLOOP is sleubh (to slide,slip).  Just as a SLOOP, the one-masted ship, slides in the water, a cognate like the SLEEVE are lined to make it SLIPPERY and easy to SLIP an arm in or out. Webster’s cites Dutch sloep for the ship, and ultimately a Germanic  word, sluppen, to glide. SLOPE is traced to Anglo-Saxon slipan, to slip, glide. German schleppan, to glide, is the given source for Yiddish shlep (to drag or pull).  A sandal is slid off or “drawn” off with the Edenic verb  שלף SHaLaPH in Ruth 4:7. Yes, it sounds a bit off that an angel might SHLEP out a sword, but an armed man-like individual “drew” his sword out of his scabbard in Joshua 5:13. 


Branches

To SLIP and fall down is more like the laying low seen at The AHD has three kinds of SLOP as cognates: a food, a muddy place, and a garment. COWSLIP and OXSLIP are added, along with LUBRICATE.


Related Words

SPILL



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