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Words that Are Same in English as Ancient Hebrew [In Progress]

Here is an alphabetical list of words that are exactly the same in English as they are in Ancient Hebrew. The sameness of the words is based on the sound of the words or the arrangement of letters. The meanings of the words are the same or related. English is on the left. Ancient Hebrew is on the right.

Note:

1) This article/book is a work in progress and will be frequently updated.
2) It contains only a small sample of words and phrases so far that could be transcribed.
3) I shall endeavour to make a comment at the bottom of the page every time I add an entry/entries.
4) Please contact me/comment if you want me to add/correct an entry, or check your own transliteration(s).
5) Matching letters have been capitalised but only for core Ancient Hebrew letters.
6) CHES = Concordant Hebrew English Sublinear -idiomatic- version 2.0. Available in the ISA2.
7) ML = Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets by E Raymond Capt.
8) AHLB = Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible by Jeff Benner

Common Words More Important than Syntax

This word list is based on the notion that words common to languages prove the languages are related, more than syntax or grammar.

There are some, usually of the Jewish Hebrew speaking and pro-YHWH community, who say that English is not related to Hebrew because there is a different grouping of words, or what is called syntax or grammar between scripTURal Hebrew and English.

However, according to O F Emerson, author of the book “A Brief History of the English Language”, first published 1896, common words are more easily retained than syntax from language to language.

“Each division of the original family came to have new words, new forms of inflection, and new usages in grouping words, or what is called syntax. It might at first be thought that this divergence would soon become so great as to prevent finding any likeness between the separate divisions. But, on the other hand, there would be a strong tendency to retain, along with the new elements, many common every day words. For instance, constant usage would tend to prevent loss of many names, as of common trees and shrubs, common domestic animals, common metals, and arts, as well as names of close relationship, - father, mother, son, daughter and others. In a similar way the commonest verbs, pronouns and adjectives would be more likely to be kept than lost. A study of these simple words of various languages, as well as of the simplest grammatical forms, enables the philologist to find links connecting one language with another, and uniting several groups into a single family." pp. 2-3 (emphasis and link added by me)

How I Construct Ancient Hebrew Transliterations

The Ancient Hebrew words listed are transliterations based on an approach that uses the five major SHaMitic (aka Semitic) living languages that are either Western or Eastern in today’s definitions. These are English, Greek, Jewish Hebrew, Aramaic Syriac, and Arabic. This approach accepts that those of European (Western) descent are most likely the majority of the lost tribes of ISHaRaAL (aka Israel), and hence their languages can also be used to restore the pronunciation of Ancient Hebrew.

This is in contrast to the usual YHWH-ist approach that merely uses the Modern Eastern Semitic languages of Jewish Hebrew, Aramaic Syriac, and Arabic, which is based on and promotes the untrue notion that Jews are the only Israelites.

For much more see the article: How to Read an Ancient Hebrew Word Out-Loud in 10 Minutes Or Less

Some English Words in this List have been Borrowed from Jewish Hebrew

Some English words listed have been derived from Jewish (aka Modern) Hebrew due to the influence of the early English translations of the scripTUREs. For example, the word “Bashan” in the King James Version.

Likewise some English words may be borrowed from other SHaMitic languages. For example "Saddam" as in Saddam Hussein.

The Words in this List are Mostly Associated with Evil?

It may be argued that the words that have been retained in English from Ancient Hebrew are associated with evil, or are negative, at least. To ascertain whether this is true I will put an asterix (*) next to words that may fall into this category, followed by a possible reason this word is associated with evil in square parenthesis "[]". Please let me know if you have more ideas on these associations that I could add.



Words that are SAME — in English as Ancient Hebrew

A

ADaM* (the first man) / ADaM [*first man to sin] [Same name also in Greek as ΑΔAΜ (alpha, delta, alpha, mu, G76). This indicates that the sound between the DaL (Jew. Heb. daleth) and the MA (Jew. Heb. mem) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

ASH* (the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning) / ASH (fire) [* the ash of the flames of hell will be a memorial of the destruction of evil forever]


B

BaSHaN / BaSHaN


C

CaN (as in "Yes I can") / KaN (yes / so [CHES], H3651) [The English word CaN indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew KaP (Jew. Heb. kaph) and the NaN (Jew. Heb. nun) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

CUSH* / KUSH [koosh] [*his descendants built the tower of BaBaL (aka Babel) which was the first major rebellion against IEUE after the great flood]


D

DaN* / DaN (judge [AHLB#: 1083], H1835)

DIN (to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition) / DIN [deen] (adjudication [CHES] / To hear and settle (a case) by judicial procedure, H1779)


E


F


G

GaD* / GaD


H

HUG (to clasp tightly in the arms, esp. with affection; embrace) / CHUG [choog] (circle-of [CHES], H2329)


I

IT / IT [eet] (“worked marked”, “been marked”, “has been marked”, “it”, or “it is”: the pictograph of a hand and arm named ID [ika yod] means “worked”, and the pictograph of two crossed sticks named TA (ika tav) means “marked”)


J


K


L

LoUIs (the man’s name often said as “loo-ee”) / LUI [looh-eeh] (son of IOQaB/ISHaRaAL – one of the 13 tribes)


M

MaR* (to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil: That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather...) / MaR (bitter [CHES] / bitter, spoiled, marred [ML], H4753) [* to MaR is to make less than perfect, ie not ideal and not good] [The English word MaR indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew MA (Jew. Heb. mem) and the RaSH (Jew. Heb. resh) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

MAL* (a combining form meaning “bad,” “wrongful,” “ill,” occurring originally in loanwords from French [malapert]; on this model, used in the formation of other words [malfunction; malcontent] / M AL [mal] (from-AL [aka EL]-of [CHES] / to trespass, mal-administer, malady [ML], H410) [* Judgement is from AL (IEUE) thus pagans may have thought anything "from AL" ("M AL") was bad]

MeeK (In English meek
has two meanings. In the verbal [oldest] sense, often used in the USA [of horses] it means, to tame or to break. In the younger adjective sense [derived from the verbal sense] it means, humble, modest, meager, or self-effacing or submissive, despirited, or of broken will.) / MIK [meek] (works at might-subduing, might subduer [AHLB#: 1287], H4134)


N

NO (to reject, refuse approval, or express disapproval of) / NO (one-roving [CHES], disallow, annul, to say no [ML], H5128)


O

OX (the animal/beast which is very good at doing [work]; and was much more renowned in ancient [more agricultural] times for this) / OX (to do or make something [AHLB#: 1360-H (V)], H6213; also the English word “occupation” is very likely derived from OX, since the sound of OX can be written also as [oks] [X and KS have the exact same sound])


P


Q


R

RooM (opportunity or scope for something: room for improvement; room for doubt, or status or a station in life considered as a place: He fought for room at the top) / RUM [room] (highness-of, on-high, to-exalt-of [CHES] / make tall, a space, enlargement [ML], H7311)

RUTS (a furrow or track in the ground, esp. one made by the passage of a vehicle or vehicles) / RUTS [roots] (run you! [CHES] / rut, runner, run [ML], H7323)


S

SHIT* (defecate, or faeces/feces) / SHIT [sheet] (sit, [AHLB 1482 MV], H7896) [*F(a)eces is not a pleasant substance, on the other hand though to take a SHIT may have been a polite way of SITTING down to go to the toilet – Old English S [∫] was said as SH]


T


U


V


X


Y


Z



Words that are ALMOST the SAME — in English as Ancient Hebrew


A

aBaSH* (to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed: to abash someone by sneering.) / BaSH (to-be-ashamed-of [CHES] / abashed, uncomfortable, abhorred [ML], H954) [* When a being sins they can become abashed] [The English word aBaSH indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew BaT (Jew. Heb. beth) and the SHaN (Jew. Heb. shin) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

aLL / KaL (all-of, every-of [CHES], H3605) [The English word aLL indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew KaP (Jew. Heb. kaph) and the LaM (Jew. Heb. lamed) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

AMeN / AMaN (I affirm [AHLB#: 1290], H543)

ASHaMed* (feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feelings of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace: He felt ashamed for having spoken so cruelly.) / ASHaM (guilt offering, guilt, he was guilty, to be guilty [CHES], H817) [* When a being sins they feel ashamed] [The English word ASHaMed indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew SHaN (Jew. Heb. shin) and the MA (Jew. Heb. mem) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]


B

BRITISH (people/person of Britain) / BaRITISH (covenant person)


C

caLL / QaL (sound-of, in voice, voice [CHES] / voice, shout, call [ML], H7031, H7032). [The first three letters of the Greek phrase ΚΑΛΕΙ "KALEI" (kappa, alpha, lambda, epsilon, iota, G2564) meaning "is calling" have almost the same sound. This indicates that the sound between the QaP (Jew. Heb. qoph) and the LaM (Jew. Heb. lamed) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

caLaMity* / QaLaM (he-toasted-them [CHES] / agitation, excite [ML], H7033) [* Evil doers can try to cause calamity in others' lives] [The English word caLaMity indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew QaP (Jew. Heb. qoph) and the LaM (Jew. Heb. lamed), and the LaM and the MA (Jew. Heb. mem), is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

caP (a protective cover or seal) / CHaP (cover [AHLB#: 1178]) [The English word caP indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew CHaTS (Jew. Heb. het) and the PA (Jew. Heb. pe) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

coMe / QUM [qoom] (arise-you, rise-you [CHES] / to advance, join, as come here [ML], H6965).

coveR (for both a lid and the action of covering) / CHaPaR (top cover [AHLB#: 2283])

CRaB / OQaRaB (scorpion [CHES]). [The English word CRaB indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew RaSH (Jew. Heb. resh) and the BaT (Jew. Heb. bet) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

cRaSH* / GaRaSH (drive-out-you [CHES] / to crush [ML], H1644) [The English word cRaSH indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew RaSH (Jew. Heb. resh) and the SHaN (Jew. Heb. shin) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

D

DaNIeL / DaNIAL (AL (God) [is] my judge [AHLB#: 1083, 1012], H410, H1835) [All but one of the Ancient Hebrew letters (eta) are correctly transliterated and preserved in the Greek ΔΑΝΙΗΛ "DANIEL" (delta, alpha, nu, iota, eta, lambda, G1158). This indicates that the sound between the DaL (Jew. Heb. daleth) and the NaN (Jew. Heb. nun) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants. Note the Greeks said the letter eta as an E, however their letter epsilon is the truer transliteral equivalent to the Ancient Hebrew sound E that comes from the Ancient Hebrew letter named EA]

DUDe (Slang. fellow; chap / a man excessively concerned with his clothes, grooming, and manners / a person reared in a large city) / DUID [dooh-eed] (David [as in King David], H1732)

DUMb (refraining from any or much speech; silent) / DUM [doom] (stand-still-you, be-still-you [CHES], silent [ML], H1826)


E

EARTh (the) (both the proper noun for the planet, and nouns for soil, land and so on) / E ARaTS (The whole of the earth or a region [AHLB#: 1455-C (N)], H772, H776, H778).


F

FaLl (to move to a lower position under the effect of gravity) / NaPaL (fall [AHLB#: 2421 (V)], H5307; the sound of the English letter F evolved out of the Ancient Hebrew letter for P which was PA [Jew. Heb pe]) [The English word FaLl indicates that the sound between the Ancient
Hebrew PA (Jew. Heb. pe) and the LaM (Jew. Heb. lamed) is an "a" as in the British word
"hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter
between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]


G

GAy* (given to social pleasures) / GA (proud [CHES] / elated, proud, puffed up [ML], H1341)

GoG* / GUG


H

HaTe* (to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.) / CHaTHA (sin: a missing of the target.” [AHLB#: 1170-E (N)]; he sinned, sin, sin of, he sins, one sinning, to-sin-of [CHES], H2398. The first two syllables of the word "Catholic" evolved from CHaTHA: which is significant since the Roman Catholic Church is most likely the sinful Secretive BaBaL the Whore in the Book of Revelation.) [* to hate good is a an evil act] [The English word HaTe indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew CHaTS (Jew. Heb. heth) and the THaTH (Jew. Heb. tet) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants].


I


J


K


L

LaD (boy) / ILaD “ee-lad” (boy, child) [The English word LaD indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew LaM (Jew. Heb. lamed) and the DaL (Jew. Heb. dalet) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]


M

MaGoG* / MaGUG [All but one letter of the Greek word ΜΑΓωΓ "MAGOG" (mu, alpha, gamma, omega, gamma, G3098) have the same sound as the Ancient Hebrew word MaGUG. This indicates that the sound between the MA (Jew. Heb. mem) and the GaM (Jew. Heb. gimmel) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

MaMRE / MaMaRE

MaNaSsEh / MaNaSHE

MarSHaL (to arrange troops etc. in line for inspection or a parade) / MaSHaL (rule (AHLB#: 2359 [V]), H4910) [The English word MarSHaL indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew MA (Jew. Heb. mem) and the SHaN (Jew. Heb. shin), and the SHaN and the final LaM (Jew. Heb. lamed): is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

MaRY / MaRIM [All but one letter of the Greek word ΜΑΡΙΑΜ "MARIAM" (mu, alpha, rho, iota, alpha, mu, G3137) have the same sound as the Ancient Hebrew word MaRIM. This indicates that the sound between the MA (Jew. Heb. mem) and the RaSH (Jew. Heb. resh) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

MoAB / MUAB


N

NaPhTaLI / NaPaTaLI

NoaH / NaCH


O

OBeDience / OBaD (serve [AHLB#: 2518], H5656: via the Aramaic word OBIDE [obeeh-deh], H5673)

OMeR
/ OMaR ("first (of) many eyes"; when applied to a crop it means the "first (of) many fruits")

ORgy* / OR (being aroused, being roused [CHES], H6147)


P

PLea (an appeal, petition, urgent prayer or entreaty) / PaL (plead, [AHLB#: 1380], H8605)

Q


R

RaBble* (a disorderly crowd; mob.) / RaB (much, grandee of, many, vast, grand, multitude [CHES] / rabble, rout, multitude [ML], H7227) [The English word RaBble indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew RaSH (Jew. Heb. resh) and the BaT (Jew. Heb. beth) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

RAy (of light) / RAE (to see)


S

SaBbaTh / ShaBaT (Old English S [∫] was said as SH)

SaCK / SHaQ (sackcloth [CHES] / a bag, or sack [ML], H8242) [The first three letters of the Greek word ΣΑΚΚω "SHAKKO" meaning sackcloth (sigma, alpha, kappa, kappa, omega, G4526) have almost the same sound as the Ancient Hebrew word SHaQ. This indicates that the sound between the SHaN (Jew. Heb. shin) and the QaP (Jew. Heb. qoph) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

SaCrIFicE* / SHaCHITHE (Shechita - the ritual slaughter of mammals and birds) [*Needed to atone for sin] [The first three letters of the English word "SaCrIFicE" have almost the same sound as the Ancient Hebrew word SHaCHITHE. This indicates that the sound between the SHaN (Jew. Heb sin) and the CHaTS (Jew. Heb. hets) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as the default letter between any two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

SaDdaM* (as in Saddam Hussein) / XaDaM (Sodom)

SaMUeL / SHaMUAL (AL (God) [is] their lungs. Old English S [∫] was said as SH)

SaTaN* / XaTHaN [* the chief evil being; the great adversary of humanity; the devil] [All but one letter (the final alpha) of the Greek word ΣΑΤΑΝΑ/ΣαΤαΝα"SHATANA" (sigma, alpha, tau, alpha, nu, alpha, G4567) have a similar sound as the Ancient Hebrew word XaTHaN. In the Modern Jewish Hebrew version of Satan the letters sin and teth both have a qamets [ar] sound vowel-point under them; this is close to, but not the same as the ancient default "a" (which has the same sound as the pathach vowel-point). These facts indicate that the sound between the XaN (Jew. Heb. defectively spelled as shin) and the THaTH (Jew. Heb. teth), as well as the THaTH and the final NaN (Jew. Heb. nun) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants].

SAUL / SHAUL (Old English S [∫] was said as SH) [The first four letters of the Greek word ΣΑΥΛΟΣ "SHAULOSH" meaning Saul (sigma, alpha, upsilon, lambda, omicron, sigma, G4569) have the same sound and are the direct and most accurate transliterational equivalents to all four letters in the equivalent Ancient Hebrew word SHAUL. This further confirms that the Ancient Hebrew letter AL (Jew. Heb. aleph) was always said as an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as also the the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

SHaRoN (female name, meaning: lily) / SHaRUN (lily [of the valley])

shacK / XaK (booth, [Strongs #5519; AHLB#: 1333-A (Nm)]) [The English word shacK indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew XaN (Jew. Heb. samekh) and the KaP (Jew. Heb. kaph) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

SHEET (bed linen) / SHIT “sheet” (garment, AHLB 1482 MVNm, H7897, H7898)

SHoO / SHUO [shooh-oh] (saves / to shout, to say shoo, to chase [ML], H7770)

SHUT (to bar; exclude: They shut him from their circle) / SHUTH [shooth] (scourge [CHES] / to chastise severely; excoriate / to go to and fro, to close [ML], H7751)

SURe / SHUR [shoor] (barricade [CHES] / to see, examine, make sure, be sure [ML], H7793)

SIT (as in sit down) / SHIT “sheet” (sit, AHLB 1482 MV, H7896)


T

thE / E (the)

thEM / EM (them, they [CHES], H1922)

thRaSH (thrash out or over, to talk over thoroughly and vigorously in order to reach a decision, conclusion, or understanding; discuss exhaustively) / DaRaSH (he inquired [CHES], H1875) [The English word thRaSH indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew RaSH (Jew. Heb. resh) and the SHaN (Jew. Heb. shin) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants]

TRaP* (a contrivance used for catching game or other animals, as a mechanical device that springs shut suddenly.) / THaRaP (prey [CHES], H2964) [*Evil-doers like to use traps] [The English word TRaP indicates that the sound between the Ancient Hebrew RaSH (Jew. Heb. resh) and the PA (Jew. Heb. peh) is an "a" as in the British word "hat", and "a" as said in the Greek "alpha", as is the default letter between any other two Ancient Hebrew consonants)]


U


V


W


X


Y

YeS / ISH [eesh] (there-is, there-are [CHES] / yes, to say yes [ML], H3426)


Z

ZeRO / ZaRO (seed [CHES], H2233)



Additions

Words that are the same:

Entry added 24 Jun 2009: thEM / EM
Entry added 14 Aug 2010: MeeK/MIK
Entry added 25 Aug 2010: IT / IT
Entry added 25 Aug 2010: OX / OX

Words that are almost the same:

Entry added 28 Jun 2009: TRaP / THaRaP
Entry added 28 Jun 2009: ASHaMed / ASHaM
Entry added 28 Jun 2009: HaTe / CHaTHA
Entry added 28 Jun 2009: DUDe / DUID
Entry added 08 Sep 2009: SaCrIFicE / SHaCHITHE
Entry added 08 Feb 2010: CRaB / OQaRaB
Entry added 08 Mar 2010: ZeRO / ZaRO
Entry added 25 Aug 2010: MarSHaL / MaSHaL
Entry added 25 Aug 2010: FaLl / NaPaL
Entry added 25 Aug 2010: PLea / PaL
Entry added 15 Sep 2010: OBeDience / OBaD
Entry added 21 Sep 2010: coveR / CHaPaR
Entry added 21 Sep 2010: caP / CHaP
Entry added 21 Sep 2010: shacK / XaK


Extra #1: BritAm: New Site: Words that are Same in English as Ancient Hebrew

Brit-Am Now Newsletter no. 1392

1 October 2009, 14 Tishrei 5770

From: Jane

SHaLUM Yair

You said,

##No-one is likely however to undertake such a work since the only people who could appreciate it would be those with knowledge of both Biblical Hebrew and English and with some initial curiosity regarding the possibility of an ancient link between English and Hebrew.##

I have started to undertake such a work. It's currently in blog form but I hope to make it into a book.

Be blessed
Jane Marchant

Article Still In Progress | Last Updated Feb 15, 2012.


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