Origin of English word CONCUBINE

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The word CONCUBINE is addressed in the entry: SUCCUBUS


English Word

SUCCUBUS

Edenic Word

SHoaKHeBHeS

Hebrew Word

שכבת

Transliteration

Shin-Khaf-Bhet-Sahf

Pronounciation

S(H)OKH-KHEBH-ES

Conversion

[S(H)-K(H)-B(H)]

Meaning

copulation

Roots

Latin succuba is a strumpet. Succubare (to lie under) is said to derive from sub (under) + cubare (to lie). SUCCUBUS is a mythical female demon who seduces sleeping men. Just as this myth is akin to the extra - Biblical legends about Lilith (Adam's original, disobedient wife), the term SUCCUBUS is probably a form of  שכבת   S(H)iKHoaBeS (copulation - Leviticus18:20).  שכבת SHoaKHeBHeS can literally mean "she sleeps," as in a strumpet who "sleeps around."  Potiphar's wife commands Joseph   אתי   שכבה   SHiKHBHaH  EeTeeY ("lie with me!' - Genesis 39:7 and 39:12). The verb primarily means lying down, sleeping and even dying (Genesis 47:30).

The elements in the compound SH-KH-BH include the S(H)-K terms of sinking and bowing found at SAG, coupled with the KH-BH/PH of "folding over" seen at COUPLE. The Indo-European “root” for SUCCUBUS is keu- (to bend), better rendered K-BH or KV.   The sexier meaning of  כבש KaBHahSH (as in the accusation that Haman wanted to “ravish” Queen Esther -- Esther 7:8) and EDK’s 3rd definition (rape) makes this word a synonym-by-metathesis of  שכב   SHaKHahBH (to lie with carnally – Genesis 19:32).


Branches

At the above root, the AHD lists the English words from Latin cubare (to lie down on). Listed after cubare are CONCUBINE, COUVADE, COVEY, CUBICLE, INCUBATE and SUCCUBUS.

שכבה   SHaK[H]ahBH clarifies the meaning of CONCUBINE, the American Indian term SQUAW (woman, wife) may be a related SKV or SQW term. SQUAW and CONCUBINE are sexist terms as it is, but the Edenic etymon reveals that some men mainly consider the mattress aspect , the "lying down,”   of matrimony.

Also at IE “root” keu is Latin cumbere (to lie down, recline). This is a nasalized  SHaKHaBH (to lie down) where  the initial Shin has been dropped. Typically, the nasalization has placed an extra M between the K and the B. Bedfellows of RECUMBENT here include ACCUMBENT, CUMBENT,  DECUMBENT, INCUMBENT, PROCUMBENT and SUCCUMB. Like Shin-Khaf-Bhet שכב SHaKHaBH, the nasalized  SUCCUMB can infer dying. Sleep in Polish is spac, a possible #2-#3 letter swap or M132 metahesis of שכב SHaKHaBH ("lay down to sleep" - Genesis28:11). We often sleep in our SKIVVIES (undergarments) - a word with no known origin.

The Khaf is most likely to drop, so zo-p is a fine “sleep” word in Marathi (Bombay – Ava Miedzinski ). The Shin/SH has shifted fricatives to Z, and the Bhet/BH has shifted bilabials to P.

More  שכב   Shin-Khaf- Bhet at COUCH.


Bible Verses

Leviticus 18:20 ואל־אשׁת עמיתך לא־תתן שׁכבתך לזרע לטמאה־בה׃

“And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.”


Strong

(7903)

Related Words

SAG,COUPLE,COUCH



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