Origin of English word VIEW

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The word VIEW is addressed in the entry: VIDEO


English Word

VIDEO

Edenic Word

[Nah](V)aDT

Hebrew Word

נבט

Transliteration

(Noon)-Bhet-Tet

Pronounciation

nah-VATT

Conversion

[VD]

Meaning

have a vision

Roots

Latin videre and the Indo-European “root” weid both mean "to see." הביט   HaBeeDT or Ha[V]eeDT means "look!" (Genesis15:5);  הביט HeeBeeYDT is to look or look at; the formal three-letter root is   נבט   Noon-Bhet-Tet; and NeeBaiDT is to have a vision (Isaiah 5:30). The two-letter root reduces to BHet -Tet or V-D.


Branches

Cognates of VIDE and VIDEO at Indo-European “root” weid include TWIT, GUIDE, WITE, WISE, WISDOM, WISEACRE, DISGUISE, GUISE, EIDETIC, EIDOLON, IDOL, IDYLL, -OID, KALEIDOSCOPE, HADAL, HADES, WIT, UNWITTING, WITTY, IWIS, VIEW, VISA, VISAGE, VISION, VISTA, VOYEUR, ADVICE, ADVISE, BELVEDERE, CLAIRVOYANCE, ENVY (see ENVY), EVIDENCE, EVIDENT, INTERVIEW, PREVISE, PROVIDE, REVIEW, SUPERVISE, SURVEY, and VEDA.

Latin vates is a seer, so VATICINATE means to foretell or prophecy.

מבט MahBADT is expectation or hope (Isaiah20:5), but is today’s must-see TV in Israel – the name of the video news broadcast. BUDDHISM, WAIT, WATCH and WTNESS may be added to the cognate list. ADVISORY is related to ADVISE, listed above, but also to Spanish avisar (announce, warn). These words may not be about seeing, but informing. Their ultimate source may be בשר BaSaR (to bring tidings – II Samuel 18:20). Wits is an eye in Maya. In Polish, widok means sight or view; widz is a spectator and zwiedzac is to visit, see or tour.   The French verb of seeing, voir, doesn’t seem related to Latin and Edenic, but note that “he sees” is voit.

The AHD has put them under the Indo-European “root”  weg- 2  (to be strong, be lively – see VIGOR) ,  but WATCH and WAIT should be bilabial-dentals from Old High German wahta (watch, vigil) and Old North French waitier (to watch).  And, ultimalely, of course, from  הביט HeeBeeYDT, to look at.

     I’ll “see you again” is the ב-ט   Bet-Tet / (bilabial-dental, such as BT or VD) element behind the phrase of goodbye in Polish do widzenia and Russian do zvidania.    Spanish vistazo is a glimpse.   Bhet-Tet should appear in window words, since we look out of them. French vitre  (window pane) leads one to a score of words from Latin vitrum, glass, like VITREOUS and VITRIOL.


Bible Verses

Isaiah 5:30 וינהם עליו ביום ההוא כנהמת־ים ונבט לארץ והנה־חשׁך צר ואור חשׁך בעריפיה׃

“And they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea; and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and distress, and the light is darkened in the skies thereof.”


Strong

(5027)

Related Words

ENVY,VIGOR



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