A European Adam and Eve ?! Oh SHUT UP !There is not a single shred of hard evidence that the Indo-Europeans, Ireland to India, ever spoke a single Indo-European language. But, like the still missing Missing Link, it is a matter of orthodox secular fundamentalism.Even Greek and Latin, or Hellenic and Italic, are easier to link when one goes all the way back to the first human speakers. To the Pre-Babel speakers of Edenic. For examole: Greeklukos, wolf, sounds suspiciously like Latin lupos, wolf. Trouble is, you can't get from P (a bilabial or lip-letter) to K (a guttural or throat-letter). But take the Edenic root of "wolf" words: כלב KeLeBH (canine), and you have L-BH (which shifts bilabials to L-P) or L-K to provide Greek, Latin and 40 other global "wolf" words. See the "LOBO" entrry in the E-Word CD.OK, so maybe Adam + Eve weren't as white as they look in their paintings. But why is there a "SHUT" in the title?Read on, an entry too new to be at www.edenics.net :
ROOTS:The IE “root” skeud (to shoot, chase, throw) is weakly linked to SHUT, as Old English scyttan means "pushing a crossbar," and one hundredth of all acts of SHUTTING can involve bolting a door. The lexicographers are "pushing it " all right. Once again, any sloppy sound correspondance will do for true believers in a European Adam and Eve.
More like definitions of SHUT is שתםSHahTahM (to close, shut out -- Lamentations 3:8). Very unlike bolting a door is the shutting of a facial orifice, like SHUT UP or שתםSH'TooM in Numbers 24:3 -- when the seer Balaam's eye is closed.
Sound trumps spelling in built-in synonyms. סתם$aTahMmeans "stop up" in Genesis 26:15, and "to shut up, to keep secret (Harkavy) in Daniel 12:4.עצם [A]TSaM is to shut (the eye) - Isaiah33:15. These shut-ers stress the dental-nasal part -- see "STEM" (shut off).
SHUTTING and closure is often an act of finishing off so forשתםSHahTahM (to close, shut out) combine the ש-ת Shin-Tahf of "SET" with the ת-םTahf-Mem of completion (see "TIME")..
Japanese shatto appears borrowed, but is does recall the SHUTTER of a camera and the SHUTTERS of house windows. Most global languages were thinking of other Edenic words for SHUTTING. See entries like "CLOT," "HEM," "LOCK" and "SECURE."
.For what its worth, the official cognates of SHUT includeSHUTTLE, SCHUSS, SCOT, SCOUT, SHEET, SHOT and SKEET.