Origin of English word WAGON

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[(D)R-KH→ W-G]


The Indo-European “root” of WAGGON and WAY is wegh-(to go, transport).

The theoretical Germanic base behind WAY is wegaz (course of travel, way, like Old English weg, way). The end-z of that base might be from the Dalet/D (see this Aramaic shift at AUSCULATE).

Or, the intitial-Dalet of דרך DeReKH (way – Genesis 30:36 – see  DIRECTION) was dropped. The  remaining רך Resh-Khaf can shift to WR-KH or W-G.  דרג DaRahG  is to advance – see DEGREE.


In German weg means WAY, and a common prefix meaning AWAY and related meanings. AWAY in Yiddish is aveg. Outside of ALWAYS, the cognates listed by the AHD are too far off the path to warrant mention. If WAGON sounds too specific, one must remember that it used to be the only WAY to go.

Other words for WAY, from דרך DeReKH, include: Arabic tariq, Danish vej, Dutch weg, Italian viaggio (trip, travels), Norwegian vei, Polish droga, Russian daroga, Swedish vag and Yiddish veg.   See VAGABOND.

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Petros   9/27/2013 5:02:00 PM
Way is cognate with Latin via, a "go" word, like the verb venire (to come). The Venue part of avenue is cognate too. These relate to Hebrew ba' (come).

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