Origin of English word VERSE

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Many words of turning towards or turning over feature a V or W, an R, and then a D, G, M, T or ST. For those ending with a dental (D,T), see VERTIGO.  The variety in that third consonant is so wide, in fact, that the AHD

named their Indo-European “root” for their 200 words here just WR or wer- 3 (conventional base of various IE roots; to turn, bend). A Germanic base cited by the AHD is *werthaz (toward, opposite).  This W-R etymon has it both ways. Likewise, proposed Edenic etymons with a V-R or W-R must convey special movement, in any direction, even if it does not specifically mean “turn” or “bend.”

עבר [A][V]ahR,  to pass;   see the many spacial  OVER words at FERRY.

 For the opposite of OVER, search  Ayin-Bhet-Resh words like ”before.”


Words in this overly large AHD entry, that have more to do with “movement” than “turning” (thus at VERTIGO) include:  CONVERGE, DIVERGE,  INWARD, VERGE, and  -WARD.  The textual VERSE is named for following its movement in reading.  French vers is toward.

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Irwell   12/11/2015 2:54:00 PM
Verse = Face, Vs. = Face to face, Of coins: Obverse side = Face/Heads Reverse side = [A-]rse/Tails Inverse = Invert = inward facing/withdrawn Verse = First ~ Oldest Version/Facet

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