Origin of English word WASH

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Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[(K)VS→ W-SH]


The Indo-European “root” of WASH is wed- 1 (water, wet).  The non-fiction source is Old English wacsan,  to wash.  A cleaner etymon for w-s-c is a metathesis of  כבס Ka[V]a$ (to wash -- Leviticus 23:55) – see OVIS.  Jus t wash out that כ Kahf .K and you get “vahsh” or WASH.  The other Edenic “wash” word is too close to W-H-S to leave out. רחץ Ra[K]HaTS is to cleanse in Genesis 18:4.  WR is an R sound; if the R drops, there is just the W for the Resh.R – see WRONG.  Or,   consider  the Resh/R  shifted  to a W (Cwazy Wabbit Rule) , and the S and H change places. 

In the Edenic shorthand of our word lists : WASH <   M231 S-G  S-F   כבס Ka[V]a$ or  WASH <  M132  Resh as WR, S-F    רחץ Ra[K]HaTS.


WASH from ר חץ   Ra[K]HaTS looks even better in German, waschen, than the Old English above.  The few listed cognates of WASH that sound reasonably like the bilabial-dental Indo-European “root” , such as OTTER, VODKA, WATER (see VITAL) , WET and WINTER (but see ‘wind” at POINT) are possibly from Edenic words like רטב   RaDToa[V], to be wet and Akkadian ratabu, to moisten.  Dropping the initial R leaves a dental-bilabial to match Indo-European wed –1 after a reversal. See WET, and see WALK for other Resh /R -to-W shifts. Even רחץ Ra[K]HaTS can serve at an etymon for the wed- 1 (water, wet) words.

 An alternative source of WATER is seen at SEEP.  Reversing this Resh-Het-Tsadi of washing gets us צחר Tsadi-Het-Resh (whitening – Judges 5:10) .

The RINSE cycle also comes out in the Edenic was. The N of RINSE is a nasaization. R-silent Het-Tsadi easy gets us back to Resh-Het-Tsadi or רחץ Ra[K]HaTS (wash – Psalms 60:10).

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