Origin of English word TURTLEDOVE

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English Word

TURTLEDOVE

Edenic Word

TOAR

Hebrew Word

תור

Transliteration

Tahf-Vav-Resh

Pronounciation

TORE

Conversion

[TR]

Meaning

turtledove

Roots

The "turtle" in TURTLEDOVE is from Latin turtur. The name is dismissed as "of echoic origin" despite the echoes of Genesis 15:9 –  TOAR (turtledove).


Branches

The Afrikaans turtledove is tortel-duif. Related by dental-liquid is a similar homing bird. דרור D’ROAR is a swallow or wild pigeon (Psalms 84:4). See “DARBY” (A). TOOR is to tour or seek out. Flight patterns are also evident in Taf-Resh/ TR words that mean circles or straight lines.  TOAR means "turned, made a circuit."  ALTAIR is from an Arabic bird word, ta'ir. This T-R bird may link up to Japanese tori (bird)

TSoaTSaL is a name for the TURTLEDOVErecorded in the Jerusalem Talmud.

DaRaR (whose Biblical meaning is preserved in Arabic) means "flew, went round" according to the Lexicon.  This free flying recalls D’ROAR, “freedom” (KJV) or “release” JPS) of Leviticus 25:10, and the Liberty Bell thereof.

See DIRECTION, TOUR and TURN to home in on the direct, round-trip flights of these birds.  Entries like  TIRE also speak to the circuitry of this relative of the homing pigeon.

The avian name has nothing to do with the reptilian creature. The TURTLE is a mobile DTeeRaH (fortification) – see TOWER.


Bible Verses

Genesis 15:9 ויאמר אליו קחה לי עגלה משׁלשׁת ועז משׁלשׁת ואיל משׁלשׁ ותר וגוזל׃

“And He said unto him: ‘Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.’”


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Related Words

SPARROW



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