Origin of English word VERNAL

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English Word

VERNAL

Edenic Word

B’ER

Hebrew Word

באר

Transliteration

Bet-Aleph-Resh

Pronounciation

V’AIR

Conversion

[B/BH-R → VR]

Roots

VERNAL (of the spring, like the “vernal equinox”) is given the Indo-European “root” wesr (spring).  Latin ver means spring.

  באר  B’ER is translated “well”  (Genesis  21:30).  That verse makes clear that WELLS are dug. So, some think a באר  B’ER is merely a pit or cistern, related to the source of BORE, see BORE. As opposed to an [A]YiN which is more clearly  a spring (Genesis 16:7).  But even that spring is later called a באר  B’ER, once a hole is dug to that spring, and a structure giving people access to that ground water that WELLS up on that spot.  Certainly a town-sustaining WELL like that of BE’ERSHEBA cannot be merely a cistern for desert rainwater.

This entry focuses on Latin ver, spring, but WELL might be drawn from the same Bet-Resh source. See WELL.


Branches

The other word from Latin ver is PRIMAVERA (springtime in English and Spanish.)  





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