Origin of English word SOUR

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English Word

SOUR

Edenic Word

S’OaR

Hebrew Word

שאר

Transliteration

Sin-Aleph-Resh

Pronounciation

Sih-OAR

Conversion

[S-R ]

Meaning

leaven

Roots

The so-called Indo-European “root” of SOUR is suro (sour, salty, bitter). The older English, French and Germanic sur words only mean sour.

שאר S’OaR is “leaven”, “fermentum” in Latin (Exodus 12:15).  It is dough that has risen, fermented or soured like SOURDOUGH.


Branches

Listed cognates include SAUERBRATEN, SAUERKRAUT and SORREL.

Germanic sours include Dutch zuur, German sauer, Scandinavian sur, and Yiddish zoyer.  Cheese isn’t sour but it is fermented milk; Czech cheese is syr.  Indonesian asam (sour) has reversed the word that Modern Hebrew uses for sour taste, [K]HaMOOTS  (Exodus 12:34see “ZYME.)”

As usual, there are words meaning “sour” (in this case) that have no liquid sound or sense of fermentation. Portuguese azedo (sour), for example, is from ZaYiT, the acidic or sour Edenic olive.  It resembles the Edenic so clearly (only a S-D) because it was borrowed from the Arabic – see ACID.


Bible Verses

Exodus 12:15 שׁבעת ימים מצות תאכלו אך ביום הראשׁון תשׁביתו שׂאר מבתיכם כי כל־אכל חמץ ונכרתה הנפשׁ ההוא מישׂראל מיום הראשׁן עד־יום השׁבעי׃

“Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; howbeit the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. ”


Strong

(7603)

Related Words

ZYME



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