Origin of English word SQUASH

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English Word

SQUASH

Edenic Word

QeeSHOOE

Hebrew Word

קשוא

Transliteration

Koof-Shin-Vav-Aleph

Pronounciation

Key-SHOE

Conversion

[(S)K-SH]

Roots

SQUASH, the pumpkin-like gourd, is from the Massachusetts Algonquian Indian asquash (eaten raw).  It is better understood as eaten uncooked or hard – as seen in the Edenic etymons.  The “as” element should refer to this vegetable being kept as, or eaten as hard (Q-SH).

 QeeSHOOE is the cucumber or gourd of Numbers 11:5.  The crunch of these raw, hard garden vegetables comes from QaSHeH, hard, stiff – see CASEFY and ENCASE. For the verb to SQUASH, to subdue, see QUENCH.


Branches

The Syriac is QaSHOOTAh, the Punic is kassou, and Greek sikuos (cucumber) which sounds like our SQUASH – see ZUCCHINI.

For many examples of a non-historic S preceding a guttural root, see SCOOP.


Related Words

ZUCCHINI



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