The Roots of The Word: God by #29621 .....

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 ago)

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]":
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/God

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.' ...":
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=god&searchmode=...


Now I just need to know what "PIE' is ...
Got it!:
"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. ":

http://www.etymonline.com/abbr.php?allowed_in_frame=0

Glad I was inspired to do this and to easily realize my affinity with the "invoking" nature of "the word"!



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