Friday, May 20, 2016


TACTIC(IAN)        (Mi)DaQDaiQ        Dalet-Koof-Dalet-Koof
(M’)duck-DAIK                    דקדק            [DQ àT-hard C]
ROOTS: TACTICS, historically, are matters of detailed  arrangement. Greek taktikos means fit for arranging, or “of order” [AHD].

  תכןToaKHaN is defined as "arranged or set in order;" the term is translated "measured" in I Samuel 2:3.תכן  TaKHaN also means to  regulate or to formulate a program (or TACTIC).
Another master of arrangement is the מדקדק M’DaQDaiQ (grammarian, pedant).  דקדוק DiQDOOQ, from a word for “precision,” came to mean “grammar” in Middle Hebrew.

Like a true TACTICIAN he willדקדק  DaQDaiQ (see to details),  דיק DeeYaiQ (be precise —Aramaic) and דק DaQ (scrutinize).  דק DahQ is fine, as in fine points or details.  That which is ground to fineness is הדק HaDaiQ – Exodus 30:36.  Follow this sound and sense to the  ח-ד Het-Dalet sharpness at  “ACUTE,” and more   ד-ק  Dalet-Koof fineness at “TALCUM.”
The ד-ק   D-Q  of  דיק DeeYaiQ (exact) is the second sub-root of   צדק   TSeDeQ (justice – see “ZODIAC”.)   The first sub-root is   צד  TSaD (side – see “SIDE”) . When an Israeli agrees with you “exactly” you will hear בדיוק  B’DeeYOOQ or  דוקה DaVQaH (only thus so).

BRANCHES: Cognates of TACTICS at IE “root” tag (to set in order) include ATAXIA, HYPOTAXIS, PARATAXIS, SYNTAX, TAXIS and TAXO-.  ATACTIC involves a polymer without regularity.
Japanese kitto (reverse to dental-guttural) means surely, certainly… as in exactness..   TACT and TAX  are related to תכן   ToaKH(aN) as "measure." Latin taxare is to assess. TACTFUL in Russian is takteech' (nee). See "ORTHODOX" and "TECHNICAL." 

In Finnish tarku,  precise, accurate < extra liquid, S-D ,  דיק DeeYaiQ (to be precise).
In Hindi thik is right or correct, and thik-thik means tidy.
Moving to things ground fine, TALC (see “TALCUM") powder is from Arabic talq, related to Arabic daqiq (flour).  The L is added to the root. These derive from  דק DaQ (fine, minute; a "mote" in Isaiah 40:15) and DTaK[H]ah`N (to grind - Exodus 32:20).  Much like TALC,  tilko  is flour. tilkostaasa is  baking powder in Koasti (Muskogean).
   The DG of dogwai (exactly) fits Dalet-Koof precision in Shoshoni, a Uto-Aztecan language of S.W. American Indians.  The taixi, an ant in Tupi Indian (Brazil), may be a related dental-guttural that speaks to the ant’s small size and amazing precision.  For KT words of smallness see "KITTEN."

Many Dalet-Koof pedant words are found in the AHD’s alleged root dek-1 (to take) amassed by scholars with DOCTORATES in language and no knowledge of Semitic.     Exact, accurate  in Cherokee (Amerind) is  kali (all)  didolagi ,  from  דיק  DaYeQ. In Turkish dikkat  is attention, care, be careful; dikkatli is  painstaking.  
Judges must be as careful with the rules of law as a DOCTOR of דקדוק  DiQDOOQ (grammar, exactness). A jury of ignorant peers is a travesty.  A DOCENT who must drill DOGMA and DOCTRINE is a tyrant, not a teacher. The AHD traces these DK words not to Dalet-Koof exact pedantry, but to Latin docere (to teach)  which they think means “to cause to accept.  A DOCTORATE involves  the Dalet-Koof DQ)  of precision or the Dalet-Ayin (D-GH) of knowledge , not  “causing to accept. “

EXACT reversed the dental-guttural, but it better belongs with IE "root" ak (sharp), and with ACUTE  (see "ACUTE").  It is currently in an INEXACT entry with "agent" and "agitate" at an IE "root" called ag (to drive). Otherwise, this inexact “root” is from   נהג NaHaG, to lead.  Getting back to DOCTORS, the Czech exakt means “scientific” as well as “exact.” The AHD traces EXACT is more recently from Latin exāctus. The prefix EX- (from out) and a past participle of Latin agere  (to weigh) , is supposed to have given us EXACTITUDE. Reversing CT to T-K might present us with a finer, Dalet-Koof  source.

“From weighing” is not EXACTLY precision. Would not the concept (thus a word) of accuracy precede the use of precise weights? Besides the grammatical game-playing,  where is the dental in this etymology?   Scanning global data we can prefer our Semitic Tahf-Kahf, Dalet-Koof and Het-Dalet etymons. 

French exact and Spanish exactimente (exactly), exactitude (precision) and exacto (accurate)., and even the borrowed German exakt are obviously via the Latin. But “exact” in Bengali (saṭhika), Bulgarian (tochen), Finnish (tarkka), Hindi and Nepali (thika), Latvian (noteikts), Lithuanian (tikslus),  Turkish kati and (the likely Arabic borrowing) dakik, and the Vietnamese (đúng) support the Edenic etymons  like   תכן ToaKHaN, set in precise order; and  Dalet-Yod-Koof,דיק    DaYaiQ, exact. 

CATECHISM (didactic drilling with questions) is from Greek catachein.  It means to teach, from kata (thoroughly) + e khe (to sound)    KHADT means to propose a riddle (Daniel 5:12); חד   KHADT means sharp, and   חדד K[H]eeDaiD means sharpening.  So questions and answers is a sharp way to drill students.

DayGHaH  דעה  means knowledge. DICTATE, DIDACTIC, DIGIT, DOCENT (teacher), DOCILE, DOCTOR, DOCTRINE, DOCUMENT and TEACH (K-DT reversed) may all be related pedagogic dental-guttural words.
There is a fine difference between the small slice of time, “minute,”  and the adjective “minute.” This is why דק DahQ, fine, detailed, gave rise to Arabic daqiqa (minute), Middle Hebrew דקה  DaQaH (minute) and  Farsi daqiq (minute).

Fine SLAVIC “thin” words: דק  DaQ,  thin, fine -- N. S-D

TanaK (thin)  -- Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
TanKa (thin) -- Slovenian
TenKa (thin) -- Macedonian
TenKý (thin) -- Czeck, Slovak
TonKi (thin) -- Belarusian
TonKiy тонкий  (thin) -- Russian
TonKyy (thin) -- Ukrainian
TŭnŭK (thin) -- Bulgarian

(extending to…) דקדוק, DiQDOOQ, exactness, precision, grammar;  דיק  DeeYaiQ, to be exact, accurate; דק  DaQ root above;  תכן ToaKHaN,  set in precise order       [TACTICIAN]

DaKladny (exact) -- Belarusian
DoCHvilný (punctual) -- Czech
DoKładny   (exactly, precisely) -- Polish
DoKonaly (perfect) -- Slovak
DoKToR (doctor) -- Russian доктор B
exaKTNí (scientific, exact) -- Czech B  ß
TaČaN (exact, precise, pinpoint) -- Bosnian, Serbian
ToCHeN (exact, precise) -- Bulgarian
ToČen (exact, punctual) -- Slovenian
ToČNiot (exact) -- Macedonian
ToCHNyy (exact) – Russian точный, Ukrainian
ToČaN (precise, pinpoint) -- Croatian