Origin of English word VACATE

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[BK → VK]


Latin vacare is to be empty; vacuus means empty.

  בקעה [V]iQ[A]H or BiQ[A]H is a valley (Deuteronomy11:11); בקק   BHaQaQ or [V]aQaQ is to empty (Isaiah24:1); בקק [V]aQaQ is the adj.  empty;   בוקה [V]OOQaH is emptiness and desolation (Nahum2:11).  A verb of VACATING and EVACUATION is seen in Isaiah19:3 – "And the spirit of Egypt shall be madeempty. . ."--  V’Ni[V]'QaH. Aramaic BOOK and Hebrew  בקבק BaQBooQ (IKings14:3) is a jar, cruse, bottle, etc. – see   BEAKER and BUCKET.


גוב GoaBH is to dig (II Kings 25:12), which reverses to bilabial-guttural.

The given Indo-European “root” is eu (lacking, empty). Cognates of VACATE at Indo-European “root” eu include EVACUATE, VACANT, VACATE, VACATION, (VACUITY), VACUUM, VAIN, VANISH, VANITY, VAUNT, VOID; (AVOID), (DEVOID), WANE, WANT and WASTE. The VN words above should derive from a VN Hebrew etymon and are seen at VAIN. The cognate list would have been less VACUOUS if it considered Grimm's Law variations of BK emptiness to include words like BAG, BOX, POCK(ET), POKE(Y), VAGINATE (like a sheath) and WAKE (the valley or water-groove that follows a ship). Scramble the letters to get [E]eQ[V]aH, a wake.

Fa (n)ga is a valley or gulch in Proto-Polynesian. See GIBBON for antonyms that reverse BK or BG.

Variants of the Hebrew root include BOOGHaH (bubble), PaGahR (empty of energy, exhausted –

I Samuel30:21) and  PaGRaH (Aramaic term for free time or a VACATION). These last two terms may help form a better etymon for VAGABOND, VAGARY, VAGRANCY and VAGUE.

Reverse the BK root for the many holes seen at CAVITY. Ipuka in Hawaiian is a hole in the wall for air or light. A Chinese dimple is a wach'u.   See BUCKET.

Relevant to the Bhet-Koof and bottle words above, Japanese akibin isabottle and some of the Koof-Bhet synonyms include  QaBHaBH (to hollow out).

To get to the bottom of something, one must split open, BaQ[A]h, investigate and examine ,  BeeQaiR

and search, BeeQaiSH.  Thus, a “bottom” word of underlying circumstance, like “deep” contains a B-K element throughout Slavic — like Czech hluboky, deep.  In Japanese, “deep” shifts bilabials to be fukai.

Like BaQ[A]h, to split open, divide, rip up (Exodus 14:16), Hungarian veg ist o cut.

The built-in opposite of bilabial-gutteral   בקע BeQ[A]h (an indentation, valley, split) is  guttural-bilabial   קו  QahV, a straight line. See QUEUE.

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