Origin of English word SWAMP

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English Word

SWAMP

Edenic Word

$WooPH

Hebrew Word

סוף

Transliteration

Samekh-Vav-Phey

Pronounciation

SWOOPH

Conversion

[SWPH→SW+M P]

Meaning

Rushes; reeds, as in marshy Sea of Reeds.

Roots

The Indo-European “root” for SUMP and SWAMP is swombho (spongy). A soggy marsh Semitic etymon for both these words should be $OOPH (reed, rush). Samekh-Vav-Phey easily accommodates SWP, which would be nasalized to SW[M]P. The Vav as vowel would be Nasalized more like SUMP.  Moses is set adrift in the marsh-like riverbank or $OOF in Exodus 2:3, and variations exist in Egyptian and Arabic.  —see SIPHON and “SURF

 TSOOPH, Tsaddi-Vav-Phey (in Syriac as well)  means to float or overflow.


Branches

Various reed words from S-F are at SIPHON.


Related Words

SIPHON



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