Friday, October 16, 2015


RIB         [E]ReBH         Ayin-Resh-Bhet
(AH)-ROB(H)          ערב       [U-R-BH]
ROOTS: The transverse, supporting arm in the hull of a ship, the ridges of material supporting and shaping an umbrela, or a bone extending from the spine, are all called a RIB. 

 Performing the same service, a WOOF is a crosswise thread in a fabric.  RIB is only known to come from Old English ribb; no Indo-European “root” was able to be reconstructed for RIB.

ערב   [E]ReBH is a WARP, WEFT or WOOF  (Leviticus 13:48) See “REEVE” and “WOOF”. Many words about extending over are seen at “OVER.”

Switching to Ayin-Bhet-Resh is this prolific Edenic root, עבר [E]eBHeR is a side, flank (I Samuel 14:40.  Aramaic  [A]hBHahR and Akkadian ebir is the bank of a river. There is also אבר   AyBHeR, a wing (side extension) or, later, a limb

BRANCHES:   “RIB” in Germanic forms (closest to Old English):
 Danish, Dutch ribbe; German Rippe;  Icelandic rifbein;
            Norwegian rib and Swedish ribba.

 Slavic “rib”s:
Rabro -- Belarusian
Rebro -- Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Russian ребро,
    Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian
Žebro -- Czech, Polish  (which favors אבר   AyBHeR or  עבר [E]eBHeR  over ערב  [E]ReBH ).
 Baltic: Latvian riba . Other IE includes: Irish (Celtic) rib;

Non Indo-European includes:    Estonian (Fino-Ugric) ribi, and Somali  (Cushitic) feer ß.

“Rib” words favoring עבר GHeBHeR, a side, flank :
Azerberjani  qabırğa, (adj.) rib, coastal,  Kasakh qabırğa (rib, wall), Korean galbi 갈비
 Mongolian khavirga, Turkish kaburga and Uzbek qovurg'a 
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