C(H)ER(ISH) YeeQaiR Yod-Koof-Resh
ROOTS: CHERISH is the word we use to describe holding something dear or valuing something highly. Old French cher and Latin car(us) mean "dear."
The #3 definition of CARE, a liking or regard, is disregarded as it is believed that CARE derives from IE gar (to cry out).
Love cries out for a sensible KR etymon. יקיר YaQeeYR is the dear and precious of “beloved” (Ben-Yehuda).
In Jeremiah 31:20 "Ephraim is a dear son." יקר YaQaR is dear, prized or valued.
Like יקר YeeQaR, הוקיר HOAQeeYR is to honor.
ק-ר Koof-Resh is clearly the core root. Updated translations of Isaiah 43:4 will replace "honored" with CHERISHED: "Because you are precious to Me, and honored, and I love you."
A classic Bible concordance translates יקר YaQaR with Latin carus .
The built-in opposite of קרKoof-Resh cherishing and costliness, is the קל Koof-Lamed (liquid shift) in קלה QaLaH (esteemed lightly – Deuteronomy 27:16) and the reduplicated קלקל QiLoaQaiL (“mean, worthless”—Harkavy – Numbers 21:5).
More ק-ל-ל Koof-Lamed below, and at “ACCELERATE.”
BRANCHES: Official cognates of CHERISH include CARESS and CHARITY.
Some of the world’s “love” words using The Koof-Resh root include Swedish karlek and Norwegian kjaerlighet. Finnish reverses to rakkaus.
In Spanish there is: caro , dear; querencia (affection) ; querer (to love or want) and querido (dear, loved).
More affection at entries like “AMITY” and “LOVE.”
Antonyms of the K-R Hebrew root include (KR à RK) רקהRaQaH (good for nothing), (KR à KL), קל QahL (unimportant) and הקלה HeeQLaH (to treat with contempt).
HECKLE (to taunt a speaker) might better be linked to this last Hebrew term than to a Middle Dutch word for cleaning and dressing flax, etc.
“Dear” can infer something expensive, so “costly” is a guttural-liquid like יקר YaQar in Arabic ghali, Finnish kallis, Modern Greek akrivon and Swahili ghali.
One has to ignore the first letter, and to reverse the words, to see י-ק-ר Yod-Koof-Resh in (nasalized) Indonesian harganja and Russian daragoy.
Reversing רע RayGHah (friend רק RaQ (only) and רחם RaK[H](aM) (to love) recall KR words that are near [ קרוב QaROABH] and dear [ קרב QaRa(BH), to befriend].
One would expect to find יקר YaQaR ("dear" as expensive) in words meaning “costly.” In Modern Greek akrivon’ includes a “von” suffix, while in Arabic and Swahili ghali ק-ר Koof-Resh has shifted gutturals and liquids.
In Japanese there is kirai na (beautiful) and kirei na (pretty, lovely, clean). The Japanese word that uses the Yod, Koof and Resh of יקר YaQaR is the M312 with a ר Resh-to-W shift: kawaii (dear, lovely).
The first, guttural-liquid element of CALISTHENICS is likely from יקר YaQaR, dear. Theר Resh has shifted liquids to L, and the sense of preciousness has semantically shifted to attraction and beauty, as heard in French cher (dear).
For the second element, see “CALISTHENICS.”
שם Shem is name; יפהYaPheH is beauty.
What means “prestige” to a (reputation-obsessed ) Semite, י-ק-ר Yod-Koof-Resh, would become mere “beauty” for the children of Yafet יפת or Jafet, the Europeans. Theirs is an aesthetic culture, where “beauty is truth” (John Keats).
Keeping in mind that בBhet, י Yod andח Het are "weak" letters, יקר YaQahR (dear) is akin to קרב QaRoaBH (close, related).
ק-ר Koof-Resh is also featured in the opposite of this near and dear intimacy: קר QaR is cool (emotional too), and (reversing) רחקRa[K]HoaQ is distant.
These were inspired by German abkehr (estrangement).
See “COST” and “CARE.”
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
CHERISH is the word
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