Origin of English word STRETCH

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English Word

STRETCH

Edenic Word

(Hee)STaRaGH

Hebrew Word

השתרע

Transliteration

Hey-Sin-Tahf-Resh-Ayin

Pronounciation

(HE)-STAR-AKH

Conversion

[S-R-KH]

Roots

Old English streccan is to STRETCH. Webster's cites Indo-European base ster (to be stiff, rigid). STRAIGHT is also seen to come  from Middle English stregt and Anglo-Saxon streccan, to stretch. See STREET.

SaROOGHah is stretched out, extended,long-limbed.  The root lacks the T of stretch.  Addding the T makes it easier to pronounce. השתרע   HeeSTaRaGH is to stretch oneself out (Isaiah28:20).  $aROOaK[H] is stretched out (Amos6:4);  ZiROA’aGH is the arm, forearm, and by extension, other reaching, stretching things (Exodus6:6). Another Zayin as ST is seen at STREW.  S(H)aDTOOA[K]H is flat or stretched out (Psalms88:10). Spanish words like estrecho (narrow, tight) suggest that it is no stretch to consider a pulled-long version of Tsadi-Resh, as TSaR is narrow, tight (see STRESS).


Branches

Other relevant terms include Aramaic SHeDRAh (spinal column) – see   STREET. STRAKE, STREAK, STREW and STRIATE are all related extensions. A STRETCH word with Shin-Resh/  S-R that is not (Ya)SHaR (straight) is SaRaKH (wandering in all directions - Jeremiah2:23).

See STRAIT and  SHEER.


Related Words

STREW



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