Origin of English word SUN

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English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[S(H)- N-H]


a year


The dictionary would have us believe that SUN is from the same Indo-European “root” (sawel) as SOUTH and HELIUM (see HORUS). The scholars cannot see the natural progression from שמש SHEMESH (sun in Hebrew) to shams (Arabic) to Russian sontse or Serbo-Croatian sunce and, finally, down to the Anglo-Saxon sunne. The sixth definition of SUN is a year - just as months are moons. שנה S(H)aNaH is a year (Deuteronomy11:12), as well as the verb of repetition and change – see CHANGE.  The SUN repeats its heavenly circuits to age ישן  [YaSHahN, old – see  SENILE] and to change the plum of youth into a wizened prune.

  שמש S(H)eMeSH is the sun (Deuteronomy4:41). It can be broken down to שם  SHahM  (there – Genesis 2:12) +   אש AiSH (fire – see ASIA) or “fire is there.” The SUN  is related to a   שמש SHaMahSH (servant, sexton). Ancient animists and worshipers of the SUN  have been so impressed by the flashy brass buttons of the downstairs doorman (the Creator’s servant, the sun), that they forgot about addressing his boss, the landlord, in the penthouse way above.

Arabic shanna is to SHINE or glitter, believed to be reflected in שני   SHaNeeY (crimson – Genesis 28:28).


SHIMMER is not traced to   שמש SHeMeSH, but to Indo-European skeai (to gleam). If SK gleaming etymons are preffered, an R to L change allows one to link SOL(AR) to  שחר   SHa[K]HaR (dawn, light).

SHIMMER, SHINE and SUMMER might find a spot under the Hebrew sun, or with gems like    שהם SHoaHahM (onyx, beryl, etc of Exodus 28:9).  and  שמיר SHaMeeYR (diamond – see ESMERELDA).  SHIMMER and  esp[ecially SHINE also reflect the crimson, scarlet silk  שני   SHaNeeY (Genesis 38:28, or “worm crimson” in Leviticus 14:4). SHaNaH  means shine in Arabic (Harkavy).

German schmmem, to shimmer and simmer  (to SIMMER, boil, thought to be imitative)  sonds closer to SHeMeSH (sun). Hindi timatimana (shimmer) also suggests that S-M (shifted to T-M) is nabout heat and light. [RW]

 There is another SHINING fricative-nasal below, although reversed to N-S.

Like the Anglo-Saxon sunne above, the German words for sun and summer, sonne and sommer, echo the double nasal (heard but not spelled) of   שמש SHeM-(M)eSH. The SUMMER is as dominated by the שמש SHeMeSH (sun) as the winter is by wind.  of   שמש SHeM-(M)eSH. The SUMMER is as dominated by the שמש SHeMeSH (sun) as the winter is by wind.  Also revealing the Shin/S, Mem/M and Shin/S of  שמש SHeMeSH may be Belarusian sonce, Croatian and Serbian sunce, Czech slunce, Polish slunce, Russian sontse ondown to mini suns like Georgian mze, Vietnamese cn and on to familiar-sounding Dutch zonChanging the Noon/N of   שנה SHaNaH to an L (graphic mirror reversals of each other) might bring SOLAR words into view. SOL (sun in Latin) might also connect with   מסלה Mi$eeLaH (orbit or course), הנץ    HaNeTS (shining – see   DAWN) is an SN term reversed.

Perhaps Latin annus (year) has reversed    שנה S(H)aNaH (year) or has dropped (or moved) its initial S-H. ( The AHD has no trouble tracing SUPER to a fabricated Indo-European “root” uper., which also lacks an initial S. ) If  Latin annus (year)  does belong here with solar words, we could add ANNALS, ANNUAL, ANNUITY, ANNIVERSARY, MILLENNIUM, PERENNIAL and more as derivatives under the same Edenic sun.  These words are currently linked to the Indo-European “root” at (to go).  עת [A]iDT is a time or season  – see  “ETERNAL. .

Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 11:12 ארץ אשׁר־יהוה אלהיך דרשׁ אתה תמיד עיני יהוה אלהיך בה מרשׁית השׁנה ועד אחרית שׁנה׃

“a land which the LORD thy God careth for; the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.”



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