Origin of English word YEAR

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YEAR is thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European “root”  yer (year, season), even though German Jahr, an M133 of ירח YeRa[K]H (lunar month – Deuteronomy 21:13) ,suggests a guttural in the etymon.

Years can also be lunar, and   ירח YaRaya[K]H is a month or the moon (Genesis 37:9).  With an M132 metathesi,   י-ר-ח Yod-Resh-Het neatly fits  German JHR.



There’s also the Gaelic moon, ghellach; the Polish and Czech year, rok; and the Chumash Indian moon, ‘Away ( reverse the Edenic, drop the end-Het   ח and shift Resh   ר to W.   Only a   י-ר-ח Y-R-K etymon could allow for both German Y-R and Polish R-K words for “tear.”

In Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, the   ירח YeR a[K]H year got paired down to ar. Similarly, “year” in the romance languages went down from  שנה SH aNaH (year) to Italian anno  and  Spanish/Portuguese ano to French and Rumanian an,

In Gaelic, confirmed by

  In Merrit Ruhlen’s table of African language superfamilies in (The Origin of Languages page 35) K-R is the dominant form of temporal term, reversing the   רח Resh-Het of the original timekeeper.  Edenic “sun” words provide many terms for “day” – when the sun is shining. חמה K[H]aMaH, sun, gave Turkish gun (day – S-G, S-N) -– see  CALM.

  It’s only natural that Japanese yoru (night)  should come from   ירח YaRaya[K]H (moon), like  Cantonese ywe (moon) .  See HORUS and MOON.

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