Origin of English word UNDULATION

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English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word









shake or move, agitated


To UNDULATE is to move or cause to move in a wavelike motion; Latin unda means "wave."  NaiD is a mound, heap or hill (Isaiah17:11), an earthen "wave" if you will. נדד NaDahD is to shake or move. In IISamuel23:6 the verb means "driven about" or "agitated." One who has ridden the waves knows why NeeDNaiD is to shake, rock or swing and why  NaDNayDaH is the Modern Hebrew term for rocking chair.


Instead of an ND root of billowing and swaying, the AHD offers the Indo-European “root” wed (water, wet). The immediate cognates of UNDULATE are ABOUND, ABUNDANCE, INUNDATE, REDOUND, REDUNDANT, SURROUND and UNDINE.

Reversing the ND "wave" root, we get that sandy wave, the DUNE. DOWN, the direction, is from a term that meant "from the hill" or dune. If one prefers to link DOWN to the many ND Germanic wordsfor "down" – see   MAT. DOWNS the topographicalterm (as in Suffolk Downs) is from the same DN hill word. Onda is the Italian wave.

Bible Verses

Isaiah 10:14 ותמצא כקן ידי לחיל העמים וכאסף ביצים עזבות כל־הארץ אני אספתי ולא היה נדד כנף ופצה פה ומצפצף ׃

“And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples; and as one gathereth eggs that are forsaken, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or that opened the mouth, or chirped. ”



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