RAVAGE K[H]aRaiBH Het-Bet-ReshKhah-RAVE חרב [K(H)RBH -- G RV -- RVG ]
ROOTS: RAVAGE , to destroy or devastate, is from French ravager. The etymology “experts” know that they have no source old enough to be considered serious, so they trashed a bit of sense and the sound of the guttural in tracing ravager to Old French ravir, to ravish. Newer languages do not add root consonants. There is no nasalization here. Ravishing is about (Vulgar Latin rapir) raping or (Latin rapere) seizing , so the off-target but not terrible etymology of “uprooting” has been cast into the wood-chopper.
חרב K[H]aRai(V) is to destroy (II Kings 3:23). The Aramaic for laying waste or devastating is חרב K[H]aRahBH(V). Even if an etymology “expert” accidently studied some Semitic, he would not see that RAVAGE uses the second and third Semitic root letter, followed by the guttural that originally led the word. In Edenics this is one of many M231 metatheses. חרב K[H]eReBH is not just a blade , the literal sword, but also the figurative sword: war. See Genesis 3:27 or Isaiah 51:19 (“destruction…famine…the sword”). Like Arabic harb, war. See “HARPOON.”
A designed “synonym” by M132 metathesis plus liquid-shift is Het-Bet-Lamed.
חבל K[H]eeBaiL is to ruin or destroy (Isaiah 10:27); Aramaic חבל K[H]a(V)ahL is the destruction of overthrowing, hurting or damaging; חבל K[H]eeBaiL is to spoil, damage or destroy (Isaiah 54:16). The precursor of the modern terrorist is the מחבלים M’K[H]aBLeeYM , saboteurs or terrorists that were ruining vineyards in Songs 2:15. (For the mistranslation by all of King James’ men, see “JACKAL.”)
The designed opposite by metathesis, of this ח-ר-ב Het-Resh-Bhet destruction and taking apart is ח-ב-ר Het-Bhet-Resh consolidation and building up.
חבר K[H]eeBaiR is to bind, consolidate (Genesis 4:3) , חבר K[H]aBHaiR is a companion or friend, and חברה K[H]eBH’RaH is a society or company (Job 34:8… close to the Aramaic.) More similar binding and building at “CABLE” and “ALGEBRA.”
BRANCHES: Akkadian has a similar term meaning to injure. If the מחבל MiK[H]aBeL takes things apart, aמחבר MiK[H]aBeR (author, composer) puts them together. An antonym of putting together with the same Het-Bet-Lamed involves the חבל K[H]eBHeL (rope or string). חבל K[H]aBHahL is to wind together, to bind, while חבל K[H]aBHoaL is to wound.
The Belarusian for "ruin" is гібель hibieĺ. The Russian is гибель gibel. (The הHey or ח Het typically becomes a hard guttural in Russian). The Ukrainian is загибель zahybel.
An M132 metathesis plus liquid-shift of חבל K[H]eeBaiL (to ruin) is the noun for a ruin: חרבה K[H]ooRBaH (Ezekiel 36:10). חרב K[H]aRaiBH is to destroy In Sanskrit arbha is a ruined village (M231). [Mark Feffer]
The GREMLIN is a similar devlish gnome who is believed to cause mishaps. GREMLIN is guessed to be a blend of GOBLIN and Irish words for surliness. Italian gherminella (strategem, trick, mischief) is closer. גרם GaRaM, to cause, bring about, is a current, but not Biblical Hebrew word; Aramaic-Syriac establishes it as ancient Semitic.
A GOBLIN is a mischievous, destructive elfin creature… as wicked as a gremlin, and less playful than an elf. Just because GOBLINS do not exist is no reason for many to stop fearing and hating these grotesque little creatures. Called gobelin in Middle English and Norman French, they have been blamed for mass hauntings in the Twelth Century, and might well have been behind your last computer problems.
The chemical compound COBALT was named for destructive goblins. German kobolt is seen at the “GOBLIN” entry, where Greek kobalos is a knave or evil spirit.See ““ELF.” more on ruination below