Origin of English word STROPHE

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English Word

STROPHE

Edenic Word

TSaVahR

Hebrew Word

זור

Transliteration

Zayin-Vav-Resh

Pronounciation

TSah-VUHRR

Conversion

[TS-VR → ST-R-V → ST-R-PH]

Roots

A STROPHE is a stanza or turning point in a poem, from the turning of the Greek chorus.  The Indo-European “root” streb(h) (to wind, turn) is from Greek words like strephein, to wind, turn, twist and strobos, whirling.

צואר   TSaVahR, neck (in Biblical Aramaic and Syriac) means “that which turns” … from ציר   TSeeYR ( to revolve, twist … the hinge for a door to swing on Proverbs 26:13).  The Tsadi-Vav-Resh becomes ST-R-BH after an M132 metathesis.  PH to BH requires a slight bilabial shift.


Branches

Despite the S before T-R-PH,  טרף DTeReF , to mix up (see DISTURB) deserves a mention.  For fricative-liquid turns, see SWERVE.

 Cognates includes APOSTROPHE, BOUSTROPHEDEON, CATASTROPHE, STREP THROAT, STREPTOCOCCUS,  STROBE LIGHT, STROBILE,  STROBOSCOPE, STREPTO-, STROP and STROPHOID.


Related Words

DISTURB,SWERVE



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