To "put the KIBOSH on" something is
to squelch, veto or put an end to it. This slang term is of uncertain origin,
though Webster's suspects a Yiddish version of Germanic keibe
In Genesis1:28 KoBHahSH is rendered
"to master" or "subdue." KeeBOOSH, the noun form, means
"conquest." The Kahf-Bet/Bhet-Shin/Sin root is seen at OVIS, where
the quintessentially docile, domesticated or cowed creature is the KeBHeS,
Related K-BH terms
include KHoBHahSH (to imprison) and, another guttural-bilabial,
GoBH(ahR) (to conquer).
K-BH for the Indo-European root weik (to conquer, to fight) - the source of
(CON)VINCE, EVICT, INVINCIBLE, VANQUISH, VICTOR and WIGHT. Latin vinco,.to
conquer, first allows us to see how the Kahf-Bet of Ka(V)aSH was reversed and
nasalized (extra N) the Shin is audible in VANQUISH, but not in INVINCIBLE.
Not surprisingly, Italian vincere is to vanquish, In light of the
Ke(V)eS (lamb) and Ko(V)aSH (conquer) connection, the DaVinci code here could
be said to be the lamb. Kofu is to conquer in Chinese. In
Japanese KVS reverses to seifuku (subjugate, conquer). KaBHaH is to be
QUENCHED or extinguished, when thirst of fire is put out
QUENCH. The built-in antonym is Kahf-Vav-Hey, to burn.
reconstructed Indo-European root gwes is the given source of ASBESTOS;the
root means "to extinguish. Ka(V)aH, to extinguish is closely related to
Ka(V)aSH, to subdue.
QUASH and "VICTOR (A).