Origin of English word UNIT

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The Indo-European “root” oin-no means unique. UNIT is not in that AHD entry, but UNITE is.   The proto-Indo-European “root’ for number ONE is oinas.     The sound and sense suggests Edenic    אין AiYN (there is none).  See the IN- prefix at INSOMNIA.  

1)  Oin-no resembles the 1st-person pronoun   אני , ANeeY (I) – see  ME. The 2nd-person is similarly linked to the concept or number “two,” see THOU.

2)  A single number or UNIT has no others, suggesting אין Ain (none – see  NO)  plus עוד   [O]aWD (another – see ADD.)  Because two Edenics elements rarey go together this way, this theory is ranked second.


Most world words for ONE have the vowel-guttural or vowel-fricative of AK[H]aT or AK[H]a(S), one  – see  EACH.  At EACH is a theory how vowel-N one words might come from a nasalized (added N)  YaK[H]aD (unified), where the end-dental has dropped in ONE, but not in UNITE.  Throughtout Europe, however, number ONE seems to be a form of AiN (none… none other), especially Afrikaans and Dutch een, German eins, and the en of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.

The number ONE word much like UNIT and AiYN-[O]aWD (none other) is the Russian adin (although it is reversed).

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