Origin of English word VERTEX

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The word VERTEX is addressed in the entry: VERTIGO


English Word

VERTIGO

Edenic Word

DTaROOPH

Hebrew Word

טרוף

Transliteration

Tet-Resh-Vav-Phey

Pronounciation

TaR-APH

Conversion

[T-R-PH → VRT]

Roots

Many words from the alleged Indo-European “root” twer- 1   ( turning – see  DISTURB) were from an M132 of  Without the  ו Vav/V,  in Genesis 37:33      טרף   Tet-Resh-Phey means “torn to pieces,” but the extension is confirmed in other Semitic sources.  Even though our Edenic etymon  טרוף DTaROOF (beaten up, mixed up) is turned on its head, dental-liquid-bilabial to bilabial-liquid-dental,  it provides a better source for words like VERTIGO (dizziness). The AHD traces VERTIGO to wer- 3 (conventional base of various IE roots; to turn, bend).  The reader will decide if Latin vertere, to turn, is from a made-up “root” with words like BRIAR, RHAPSODY. VERGE, WORM, WORTH, and WRONG or is from an actual word of “turning” with the bilabial-liquid-dental cognates below.


Branches

Rescued from the AHD’s  wer-3   entry are the following:   AVERT,  CONTROVERSY,  COVERT, DIVERT, EVERT, INTROVERT, EXTROVERT. OBVERT, PERVERT, REVERT, SUBVERT, VERTEBRA, VERTEX, VORTEX, WRATH, WREATH, WREST, WRESTLE, WRIST, WRITHE and WROTH.

French vertige  isdizziness.


Related Words

DISTURB



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