Origin of English word SOLVE

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Latin solvereis to loosen, untie.  The Indo-European “root” is leu - 1 (to loosen ,dive, cut apart),  שלף SHaLaF is the LOOSENING, untying or unbuckling done when removing shoes (Ruth4:7). The words for shoe, bolt and lock are the same in Hebrew. The command for Moses to LOOSE his sandal or remove his shoe is של

SHahL! In Exodus 3:5. An liquid-fricative synonym-by-reversal is חלץ [K]HaLahTS . It is also used to loose a shoe off a foot (Deuteronomy 25:9, Isaiah 20:2).


The Hebrew key to ABSOLVE, DISSOLVE, SOLUTION, and RESOLVED are more fully unlocked at LOOSE (an SL reversal).  The many cognates of SOLVE according to the AHD are at the LOOSE entry. A knottier way to untie SOLVE involves the bilabial-fricative-liquid terms seen at PREACH.

In Indo-European, only the Romance languages follow our של SHaL fricative-liquid loosening.  The following words mean SOLUTION (or loosening):  French solution,  Italian  soluzione, Potuguese solucao, Rumanian solutie, and Spanish  solucion.

The Germanic and Slavic follow the liquid-fricative חלץ [K]HaLahTS.   German Losung, Danish  and Swedish losning, Dutch oplossing, Norwegian oplosningand Yiddish oiflezung.  Further East, there’s Czech roztok, Polish rozwiazanie, Russian reshenye, and Serbo-Croatian reshenje.  Modern Greek li’sis is IE, but Finnish liuos is not.

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