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
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 EDKs 3rd definition (rape) makes this word a
synonym-by-metathesis of שכב SHaKHahBH
(to lie with carnally Genesis 19:32).
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
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
Shin-Khaf- Bhet at COUCH.
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.