Origin of English word SPIRE

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English Word

SPIRE

Edenic Word

TSaBhahR

Hebrew Word

צבר

Transliteration

Tsadi-Bhet-Resh

Pronounciation

(T)SA-BHAR

Conversion

[(T)S-BH-R → SPR]

Roots

Old English spir (slender stalk) and the Indo-European “root” spei (sharp point) are given etymons which do not address all the meanings of SPIRE. To SPIRE is to extend upward or to rise, just as to ASPIRE used to mean "to rise high" or "to tower." These meanings are covered by TSaBHaR (to heap up) and  TSeBHeR (pile, heap - Genesis41:49), even while the Arabic TSaBaR and Hebrew TSaBHaR (cactus, SABRA) indicate the "sharp point" of the spei root.

To make this point sharper add  ETSB[A]h (finger - Exodus8:15) and (HeeT)SBee[A]h or (HeeT)SBeeGHah (to point). This last term sounds like SPIKE, while TSaBHaDT (to seize or pinch the skin) echoes STAB after a #2-#3 letter swap.


Branches

Cognates of SPIRE and SPIKE at Indo-European “root” spei include ACROSPIRE, ASPIC, PORCUPINE, SPARLING, SPICA, SPICULUM, SPILE, SPILL, SPINE, SPINEL, SPINNEY, SPIT(see SPIT), SPITZ and SPOKE (see SPOKE).   Basque finger is hatz, dropping the bilbial from Aleph-Tsadi-Bet-Ayin, ETSB[A]h (finger ).

See SPIT.


Related Words

SPARROW



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