Origin of English word SLUMBER

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English Word

SLUMBER

Edenic Word

(S)’NOOMaH

Hebrew Word

תנומה

Transliteration

Sahf-Noon-Vav-Mem-Hey

Pronounciation

Sin-NEW-mah

Conversion

[ SNM → SLM]

Meaning

sleep

Roots

The  Indo-European “root” for SLUMBER is slue. The AHD only offers us a nonsense definition: “Hypothetical base ofdistantly related Germanic derivatives with various suffixes.”  Forget the insult to our intelligence, and focus on the sound of their invented “root.”  S, L, and UE (like a V) encourages us to link SLUMBER to SLEEP and SLIP. We slip into sleep – see SLEEP and SLIP.   The M of SLUMBER might be a nasalization, as in SLUMPING off to SLEEP.   Wearily falling ASLEEP is literaly dropping down with the שפל Shin-Pey-Lamed root –  but the three strikes against this etymon are the weak Indo-European root, the requirement of an M132 metathesis, plus a nasaliztion (extra M).

Plan B better fits Old English sluma, sleep. The Edenic source should be  תנומה (S)’NOOMaH ("slumber"- Proverbs6:4).   SLUMBER is an admittedly non-regulation (but fairly solid) Noon/N to L change away from    תנומה  ( S)’NOOMaH. There is no B in German slumber: schlummer. Keeping the nasal (M)

allows for Edenic fricative-nasal reinforcements like  שנה SHayNaH (sleep -- Genesis31:40).


Branches

For related ש-נ Shin-Noon terms – see INSOMNIA.

SLUMBROUSmeans drowsy.


Bible Verses

Proverbs 6:4 אל־תתן שׁנה לעיניך ותנומה לעפעפיך׃

“Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.”


Strong

(8572)

Related Words

SLEEP,SLIP,INSOMNIA



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