Origin of English word VAMOOSE

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The word VAMOOSE is addressed in the entry: VAIN

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VAIN, VANITY and VANISH  (see VANISH) are from Latin vanus (empty) and the Indo-European “root” eu (lacking, empty).

1) און AhVeN is "nothingness" or vanity in Isaiah41:29.

2)  PaNOOY or PHaNOOY means empty, unoccupied. PeeNaH or PHeeNaH is to empty or clear away - Genesis24:31.  To WANE and VANISH recall  PHaNaH (to turn from, to "decline" -- JPS) or "to go away" (King James Version)  - Jeremiah6:4.  See POINT.

Arabic finiya means “he vanished.” VAMOOSE, from Spanish vamos (let us go) favors the "going away" translation. FINISH and (the anatomical) FIN are similar because they mean an end in time or an extremity in space, and because they derive from PHaNaH and  PeeNaH or FeeNaH (a corner).

A FAINEANT (idler) has PiNAhY or PHiNAhY (leisure, free time).


Cognates of VAIN at Indo-European “root” eu are listed at VACATE. Cognates of FINISH include FINAL(E), FINITE, FINANCE and INFINITE. Accounts are ended, completed and cleared away just as  Shin-Lamed-Mem can mean completion or payment – see SLAM.”. Hopena is final in Hawaiian. In Chinese, wan is finished and wang is "in vain." Wahng means free, at leisure or vacant in Thai. Pin (vacant)  is Korean. 

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