Origin of English word TENURE

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English Word

TENURE

Edenic Word

TaMahKH

Hebrew Word

תמך

Transliteration

Tahf-Mem-Khaf

Pronounciation

Tah-MAHKH

Conversion

[T M M → TN]

Roots

TENURE  is what compels academics to hold onto and maintain outdated theories about the purity of Western culture despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  While university TENURE is about money, the so-called Indo-European root of TENURE  is ten (to stretch) – see   EXTEND. The actual, more recect source for

T-N “holding” words is Latin tenere  (to hold, keep).  

A T-N etymon, without a nasal shift, is at TONE.  Here, TN words of maintaining are linked to תמך TaMaKH (to hold up, maintain – Proverbs 31:19). A Tahf-Mem synonym of perpetuity is  תמיד   TaMeeYD (continual – Leviticus 6:6), while a Tahf-Mem term of termination is  תם  ToaM (end – D 31:24). See TIME.  Also, a basket or holder is a  טנא DTeNEh  – see  TON.


Branches

Cognates of TENURE from Latin tenere  (to hold, keep) include ABSTAIN, CONTAIN. CONTINUE,DETAIN, ENTERTAIN, LIEUTENANT, MAINTAIN, OBTAIN, PERTAIN, PERTINACIOUS, RETAIN, SUSTAIN,TENABLE,TENACIOUS, TENACULUM,TENANT,TENAMENT, TENET, TENNIS, TENON, TENOR and TENTACLE.  

Many TN words are better linked to an etymon of strength and steadfastness.

The  ATOAN (donkey – see   ASININE) isan enduring pack animal known for its TENDENCY to keep an even TENOR, persevering with TENACITY throughout its TENURE of service.  T-N holding words are linked to ) at TENURE.  For the sense of holding fast, initially from Latin tenere  (to hold, keep) that is behind words like  ABSTAIN, CONTAIN, CONTINUE, DETAIN, ENTERTAINTENABLE,TENACIOUS, TENACULUM,TENANT,TENAMENT, TENET, TENNIS, TENON, TENOR and TENTACLE.

One expects scores of Romance words of TN holding, like French tenir (to hold) and Spanish tener (to have, own, hold). But Japanese tamotsu means maintain, keep.

Even Edenic words like  TSiN  and T(S)iNeeYN (thorn, prick - Numbers33:55) are a better “holding” etymon than the so-called Indo-European root of stretching.   Another  Edenic TN etymon of holding and retaining is DTeNEh (a large produce basket - Deuteronomy  26:2).

See TINE  for sharpn holdres and TON for holders of large capacities.


Related Words

TONIC



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