Origin of English word SOB

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English Word

SOB

Edenic Word

Shah’AhBH

Hebrew Word

שאב

Transliteration

Shin-Aleph-Bhet

Pronounciation

S(H)AW-UB(H)

Conversion

[SH-A-BH → SOB]

Meaning

to suck in, absorb or draw water

Roots

A SOB is a gasping breath taken when crying, etc. Anglo-Saxon sobbian is linked to Indo-European base words of swallowing and sucking in.

To suck in, absorb or draw (water) is  Shah’AhBH (Genesis24:13).


Branches

SIP, SIPHON, SOP (to absorb) and SUP relate. For synonyms see SIP, for antonyms see SEEP.  ZaBHaH, dripping (at SEEP) fits SOP (bread dipped in liquid), or that which is SOPPING wet.  The AHD thinks that SIP, SOP and SOUP  are cognates of SUCK at a an invented Indo-European “root” they call seue – 2 (to take liquid).

Japanese shibui is an astringent, that which draws close and   contracts cells by removing blood and other liquid.  Rebecca draws water from a well in Genesis 24, but the sound for removing water has not changed.


Bible Verses

Genesis 24:13 הנה אנכי נצב על־עין המים ובנות אנשׁי העיר יצאת לשׁאב מים׃

“Behold, I stand by the fountain of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.”


Strong

(7579)

Related Words

SYRUP



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