Origin of English word VOUCH

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The word VOUCH is addressed in the entry: VOCALIZE


English Word

VOCALIZE

Edenic Word

[V]oaKHeH

Hebrew Word

בכה

Transliteration

Bhet-Khaf-Hey

Pronounciation

VOKH-EH

Conversion

[BH-KH → VC]

Roots

Latin vocare is to call (cry out); the hypothetical Indo-European “root” is wek-w (to speak).

בכה   BoaKHeH or [V]oaKHeH is to be crying; baby Moses is VOCALIZING in Exodus2:6. The term is often translated "wept," as though tears were the issue rather than audible crying.  Verses like Genesis27:38 make it clear that ב-כ-ה      Bet-Khaf-Hey (to cry) is an exercise of the VOICE, not of the tear ducts:  "Esau lifted up his voice and wept."

בכי   BeKHeey or B’KHeeY is the noun of   VOCAL crying (Deuteronomy 34:9).


Branches

הביע HeeBeeYGHah, ב-ע Bhet-Ayin, is to utter, express - Psalms78:2.  נבח  NaBHaKH is to bark.    שוע  SHeeVaGH is a cry for help (Psalms5:3).    פעה  PaGHaH is to groan, cry or bleat (Isaiah42:14) .

BOOHOO is defined as noisy weeping, but is given no root as i f it were echoic. BOOHOO is a guttural shift from our בכה BoKHeH (to weep  --  Genesis 45:14).

The crying Bulgarian owl is the bukual. In the Eastern Caucasus the owl is a bukhia.  A Spanish owl is a buho. See OWL or WAIL for the softer, crying and mourning owl.

While the X is silent, French voix (voice) tells us that VOICE is a bilabial-guttural, and not, as mistakenly VOCALIZED, a bilabial-fricative. The most important sounds we VOCALIZE involve our VOCABULARY.

Cognates of VOCAL at Indo-European “root” weh(w) include ADVOCATE, AVOCATION, CALLIOPE, CONVOKE, EPIC, EPOS, EQUIVOCAL, EVOKE, INVOKE, PROVOKE, REVOKE, UNIVOCAL, VOCABLE, VOCATION, VOICE, VOUCH and VOWEL.

בקש BeeQ aiSH (to beg—Isaiah 1:12) and בקשה BaQ aSHaH (entreaty) are other BK vocal terms. BEG and BESEECH are heard at FAKER.  Vik is a Bulgarian cry.  To cry in Latin is vagire, in Serbo-Croatian vikati, and in Turkish bagirmak. Wak is to weep in Maidu (California Indian).  Wik is a noise in Persian.

In legal ADVOCACY an attorney cries out at court for your legal justice. There is no need for the D in ADVO e CATE, as seen in these words for lawyer:  French and Rumanian avocet; Italian avvocato and Spanish:abogado.  In Japanese, there is yobigoe (call, cry) and yobikakeru (call to, appeal) to match בכי  BiKHeeY (crying – Deuteronomy 34:8).

While Edenics provides data on the bilabial-guttural sound of crying, Rabbi Lt. Col. Y.J. Steinberg (YJS) typically provids the background of the root from exegetical, rabbinical scholarship.    Our  ב-כ-ה      Bet-Khaf-Hey (to cry ) is from a  ב-כ    Bet-Khaf emotion of bewilderment, entanglement and/or confusion, as seen when the ram’s horn is entangled in the סבך $’BHahKH, the  thicket of twisted thorns in Genesis 22:13, and when the escaping Israelite slaves are   נבך   NaBHaKH, perplexed at the sea (Exodus 14:3) .     


Related Words

OWL,WAIL,FAKER



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