Friday, August 7, 2015



 The Edenics Sound-Color Key:
bilabial lip letters: B, F, V, W],
fricative whistling letters: Soft C,S,TS]  
guttural throat letters: Hard C,G,K,Q]
dental  tooth letters: D, T, TS]
liquid tongue letters: L,R]
nasal nose letters: M,N] 

ß = reverse

CAP    KeePaH     Kahf-Pey-Hey
keep-AH          כפה      [KP(H)]
ROOTS: CAP is flopped onto the so-called  Indo-European  (IE) “root” kaput (head). The make-believe IE “roots” are always much shorter that the alleged derivatives, so where does the end-T come from?  Doubtless a nod to the Latin head, caput, head.  See   כפת  KeFeT (a button, knob, small head) and כפתור   KaPHToaR (ornamental crown) at “CAPITAL.”  

World “cap” words have a  guttural-bilabial, and no T. See below.
Not to disturb traditionalists in Jerusalem or Rome, but the Arabic COIF or headdress, the kafia, should predate the כפה  KeePaH (skullcap, yarmulke). While the small, CAPOLA-shaped CAP is not found in the Hebrew Bible, the  כ-פ Kaph-Pey root of “bending,” כפף  KaFahF (bent, bowed – Isaiah 58:5), is seen at entries like “COUPLE,” “CUP” and “GIBBON.”  

Relevant guttural-bilabial terms are cut from the same cloth. See the large family of concave K-BH/F/P words at "CAVE." One chapeau (hat in French) in the Bible is the קובע QOABH[A]h (helmet) worn by Saul in I Samuel 17:38. “Hat” is also   כובעא KOABHGHAh in Aramaic and Syriac.  As seen below, that end-Ayin is often rendered as the guttural GH. Middle-eastern  K-P hats/caps also include the Arabic  KUFI (skullcap), KEFFIYEH (from  kūfiya), qoubaa, the Ethiopic qobe (turban) and the Hittite kupahi.

BRANCHES:   The Swahili  cap, kofia, came immediately from the Arabic kafia, but is ultimately from the guttural-bilabial  קובע QOABH[A]h   (hat, headgear), and the כפה  KeePaH (skullcap) that a bishop could wear, or the domed covering of a building. 

חפף [K]HaPHahPH is to cover, protect, shield (Deuteronomy 33:12).  Other guttural-bilabial coverings include חפה  K[H]ooPaH (canopy),  חפוי  K[H]aPHOOY (covered), KaPoaReT (cover, curtain), QaRKePHeT (skull, head) and   עב  GHa(V) (thickness of cloud).  The HOOPOO bird looks like its  head is covered by a CAPE.  Having feet uncovered is a guttural-bilabial, Het-Phey antonym,   יחףYaK[H]ePH.   CAPE, CHAPEL, CHAPERONE, CHAPLAIN and CHAPS are all covered here.  The two-letter root of Het-Pey shielding may be seen in  רחף Ra[K]HaiPH (to hover) at “HOVER.”
See "CAPITAL," "CAVE," “COVER” and "HAT." 

These global “cap” words can support the logical connection to the head,  the Yiddish kop (not a Latin-like KPT/D root), but are stronger support for a KP  Edenic root of “covering.”

Albanian kapak; Armenian kepi; Azerbajani papak (KP reversed or ß); Chichewa/Bantu  kapu;  Estonian kiubur; French čepice, chapeau,or képi; German haube (bonnet, cap), Käppi or Kappe; Classic Greek καπάκι kapáki  and the Modern Greek kape'llo; Gujarati Kēpa;  Icelandic húfa;  Igbo (Southern Nigeria). okpu; Indonesian pici, peci (ß); Irish caipín;   Italian:  cappello or cuffietta; Korean kaeb; Latvian vāks (ß); Lithuanian kepuraitė; Marathi Kĕpa ; Norwegian kappe; Portuguese capa; Punjabi Kaipa; Somali koofiyad (see Semitic above); Spanish (and Portuguese) chapeau;  Swedish keps; Turkish, ayapka, kapak; Uzbek qopqoq; Welsh chap, gap; Zulu ikepisi.

Slavic CAPs:
Cepice – Czech
Čiapka (cap, skullcap) -- Slovak
czapka  (cap, covering, head) -- Polish
Kapa – Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Kapachka -- Bulgarian
Kapelusz  (hat, cap) Polish
kepka  Кепка – Russian, Ukrainian
Kiepka – Belarusian
Veka (eyelid, cap) – Slovenian ß
Veko (cap, lid) – Slovak ß

German hoods  (also head-wear) include the   Kappe  and Kapuze.  The coffee-colored Capuchin monks hooded habit named your cup of creamed Expresso.
Many “hat” words display an added liquid (L,R) to the Edenic etymon.
Examples of an added L in cap-like “hat” words  include: Czech kLobouk, Hungarian kaLap, Slovak kLobak and Slovenian kLobuk.
Examples of an added R include: Estonian kabaR,  Latvian cepuRe, and  Lithuanian kepuRa
More added liquids at entries like “SLACK” and “ROBOT.” 
The Lithuanian skryba has preceded the guttural with an nonhistoric S.  Only its K-B and A are historic, not unusual for that part of the world.
       More heads at “GIBBON.”