Origin of English word TONE

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English Word

TONE

Edenic Word

AYTaN

Hebrew Word

איתן

Transliteration

Aleph-Yod-Tahf-Noon

Pronounciation

Ay-TONE

Conversion

[TN]

Roots

The Indo-European “root” of TONE is ten (to stretch).

But stetching muscles won’t TONE or strenthen them.  TONING down the volume in sound means lowering the strength, not un-stretching.

 איתן AYTaN means strong, steadfast (Genesis 49: 24, Numbers 24:21). 

Reversing T-N,         נטע NaDT[A]h is to plant, fix or establish. 


Branches

The strong, steadfast creature is the ATOAN (she-donkey) – see ASININE.

Many alleged cognates of TONE are from an NT or TN term meaning to stretch.  NaDTaH is to extend – see NET.  Latin tone, sonus, sounds like a “sound” word (see SOUND), but Italian and Spanish tono (tone, pitch) and French ton are TN words, not SN words, and so should be more about about strength.

Muscles are TONED in CALISTHENICS. Greek stenos, strength, may have shifted the dental Tahf or the fricative Sahf to ST (like the dental-or-fricative Tsadi/TS.


Related Words

TONIC



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