Origin of English word WEIGHT

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English Word

WEIGHT

Edenic Word

Ka[V]aiD

Hebrew Word

כבד

Transliteration

Kahf-Bhet-Dalet

Pronounciation

Ka-VADE

Conversion

[K-BH-D → BH-K-D → WGT]

Roots

The Indo-European “root” for WEIGH is wegh (to go, transport in a vehicle). Such a theoretical root carries no weight in a world where meanings count.  The Old English is gewiht (weight). German “heavy” is Gewicht. The entry depicts heavy changes from the Edenic to the English, but one clearly sees how the Old English is only minor letter shifts away from   כבד Ka[V]aiD (heavy – Genesis 18:20, Proverbs 27:3). Akkadian kabta is heavy or WEIGHTY.  For personal gravitas, honor is   כבוד KaBHOAD. The heavy human organ, the liver, is   כבד KOABHeD.

More livers at HEFT.


Branches

HEFT and HEFTY, closer to   כבד KaBHaiD, than HEAVY, have no Indo-European “root”. Anglo Saxon hefe means weight. The IE “root” of HEAVY is the overused  kap ( to grasp) – see CAP, COP, or CUFF .   Polish  w aga ( weight) is 1)  a reversal , with  S-G. S-B of  כבד  KoaBHeD, weight  , with the end-dental dropped, or 2)  ← S-B   גבר Ga(V) ahR , to overcome;  see GRAVITY.   See HEFT.





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