The Roots of The Word: God
The beginning of a search for the roots of one of the more controversial words.
Date: 11/5/2013 6:22:45 AM ( 8 y ) ... viewed 1100 times
I'm inspired to search the history of the word God. The following is part of my initial search.:
"5. (Performing Arts / Theatre) (in plural) the gallery of a theatre"
I'd like to know more about that!
"[Old English god; related to Old Norse goth, Old High German got, Old Irish guth voice]":
I find this last reference to the "Old Irish" very interesting!
November 9, 2013 -
"... from PIE *ghut- 'that which is invoked' (cf. Old Church Slavonic zovo 'to call,' Sanskrit huta- 'invoked,' an epithet of Indra), from root 'gheu(e)- 'to call, invoke.' ...":
Now I just need to know what "PIE' is ...
"PIE Proto-Indo-European, the hypothetical reconstructed ancestral language of the Indo-European family. The time scale is much debated, but the most recent date proposed for it is about 5,500 years ago. ":
Glad I was inspired to do this and to easily realize my affinity with the "invoking" nature of "the word"!
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