Saturday, February 6, 2010

one man's small SEEPage is another man's mighty MissiSSIPPI

צפה TSaPHaH (to overflow) and Once an Edenic word, like that for "FLOW", is in the mind of a child of Adam, that word can apply to a small bathroom leak or a wide river.

SEEP TSaPHaH Tsadi-Phey-Hey Tsuff-AH__ __צפה____ _[Z-BH  SP]

ROOTS: Old English sypian (to drip, seep) is thought to come from a fabricated IE “root” seib (to pour out, sieve, drip, trickle).

1. The best sound correspondence is with צפה TSaPHaH (to overflow, inundate – Ezekiel 32:6). 2. The better known Edenic word is זבה ZaBHaH (flow). It easily shifts to S-BH, then to S-P, and is the ooze or flow as in "a land flowing milk and honey"- (Exodus 13:5). Later, a זב ZaBH or a זבה ZaBHaH refers to a male or female with a problematic sexual discharge. For unclean SEEPAGE, there’s the man or woman with sexual discharge, an "issue" or flow (Leviticus 15:33). They are called a זב ZaBH or זבה ZaBHaH. More opposites below. Reversing fricative-bilabial brings 1) other oozings at “BISON” and 2) the built-in opposite of flowing liquid, יבש YaBHeSH, dry – see “WIZEN.” A positive זב Zayin-Bet flowing is the milk and honey of Exodus 3:8.

As infinitives the two similar-sounding “flowing” words are spelled with a ו Vav. זוב ZOOBH is to flow (Exodus 3:8), while צוף TSOOPH is to flow or overflow (Lamentations 3:54). In other words, fricative-bilabial means to flow. At “SPARROW” this flow is not of liquids, but the air flow of birds in flight.

Fricative-bilabial is also the sound of the opposite, incoming liquid. The lips form a SIPHON to SIP (see SIPHON”); שאב S(H)AhahBH ( to draw liquid )Genesis 24:13) and סבא $aBHAh, to drink in, are similar – see “SOP.”
BRANCHES: Cognates of SEEP at IE seib are SAPONATE, SAPONITE, SIEVE, SIFT and SOAP. Hebrew can now wash its hands of a borrowing from Latin, since SABON (SOAP), came from Edenic. The flowing SAP (from a tree) belongs here too. In Spanish SAP is savia. SOAP (see “SOAP”)and Greek hyssopon (hyssop) may be related to the cleansing אזוב AiZOABH (hyssop - see "HYSSOP").
The opposite of these clean Zayin-Bhet terms, זבל ZeBHeL (dung) provides a better etymon for SWILL (only traced back to Swedish slime), SEWER, and SYPHLIS after normal shifts of the Edenic ZB root’s Sibilant and Bilabial.

זאבZ’EBH is a wolf (Judges 7:25) because canines uniquely SEEP saliva from their mouths. Dog owners know that canines salivate excessively, and sweat from the mouth. This Zayin-Bhet SEEPING trait gave us expressions like “hungry as a wolf.” A reversed זאב Z’EBH may be lurking behind the Cherokee (Amerind) wolf, wahya.

SEEP and SIP are like-sounding opposites because שאבSHoABH (to draw – Genesis 24:19, absorb, suck in) is an SB antonym of Z-BH (to flow out). See “SOB.” שפע SHaPH[A] is to flow; שפך SHaPHaKH is to pour. A substance like SAP was used to waterproof, to prevent SEEPAGE, of baby Moses’ ark in Exodus 2:3. The Edenic word for pitch or tar, then,זפת ZePHeT, may fit our Sibilant-Bilabial family as a typical built-in antonym. זבהZaBHaH, dripping, fits SOP (bread dipped in liquid), or that which is SOPPING wet. The Amer. Heritage Dict. thinks that SIP, SOP and SOUP are cognates of SUCK at an invented IE “root” they call seue – 2 (to take liquid).
French suer or sver (to sweat) leads one to believe that German schweissen, Yiddish shvitz and English SWEAT are other bodily issues ultimately from this Edenic S/Z-PH/BH root.

PUS might result from reversing our P-S root. Altaic pusu means squirt out. Sumerian pes means semen. The Indo-European root for PENIS and PENCIL is not a P-N term, but pes (penis). The male organ may be nothing but an SP-PS seeper or squirter of PISS or PISH (vulgar terms for urine that are dismissed as echoic). Water in Hungarian is vis, in Finnish is vesi. In Turkish su means water (U is often like V) — all from our Zayin-Bhet flow of liquid reversed. But Turkish also has sivi (liquid, water), a more straightforward Zayin-Bhet.

Either Yiddish vasser (water) and German Wasser (water) are Zayin-Bet reversals that led to WATER, or WATER sprang from a different source – see WATER at ”WASH.”

Suupee means (running) nasal mucus in Proto-Eastern Polynesian. The difference between a runny nose and a mighty running river is one of mere volume, so the S-P river word in Algonquian found in MISSISSIPPI (the river and state) is related. After the Tigres and Euphrates, the greatest rivers in Iraq are the Greater Zab and the Lesser Zab.
Reverse fricative-bilabial flowing is seen at “BISON.”
See "BISON."

Fernando Aedo adds: [ צפה TSaPHaH (to overflow, inundate)
can lead to a T-P or S-P wet word].

Ship = watery (Chinese),
Söp = watery (Korean); shêp, ship, t'êp = damp, moist (Annan/ Vietnam); tsíp = moist (Fuzhou or Foochow/ Min Chinese), t'ap; t'a rushing waters (Amoy/Fujan province of China),

This missive fired from a cold Sderot (high of only 55)

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