[G(V)R → GR(V)]
overpower (by force)
Latin gravis (weighty) is traced to t he Indo-European root gwer (heavy).
Isaac Newtons law of GRAVITATIONAL force is all
about the overpowering of relative weights.
In the Flood of Genesis 7:24 the waters swelled (JPS) or
prevailed apon the earth (KJV). JPS tries to be literally descriptive, but
the KJV is closer to the Gimel-Bhet-Resh of גבורה Gi(V)OORaH (strength, might) seen at CRAFT.
Weight is power. See BARON for humans with GRAVITAS who throw their weight
around. A גבר Ge(V)eR is a mighty warrior. When Moslems
say Allahuakbar, they are saying that God is powerful or great,
with the Gimel-Bhet-Resh sense that Allah is weighty, the heavyweight
champion. A crushing tragedy is a GRIEVOUS or GRAVE one. Gimel-Bhet-Resh may
be divide into two sub-roots. For the Gimel-Bhet of height (of the upper hand),
see GIBBON. For the Bhet-Resh and Resh-Bhet of might and volume, see BARON
and RIFE (where the Bhet-Resh subroot of גבר GaBHaR (overpowered,
thus outweighed ) is reversed.
A synonym by metathesis is בגר BoGaiR (mature, ripe… thus large) see BIG.
(heavy) and baros (weight) gave English BARITONE, BARIUM, BRUTE and
serious GRAVE has cognates like AGGRAVATE, BARITONE, BLITZKRIEG, BRUTE,
GRIEF, GRIEVE, GRIEVOUS, ISOBAR and QUERN. These words are broght together by
the AHD, and their Indo-European root gwera (heavy) resembles a heavy word like עפרת GHOAFeReS
("lead' - Numbers31:22). The heaviness, weigh and
GRAVITAS is seen in Spanish words like gravaman , tax burden; grave, severe, heavy; gravedad,
gravity and gravoso, heavy. Another official cognate, GURU
(venerable, heavyfrom Hindi and Sanskrit), recalls גביר G[V]eeYR
(master, lord see BARON).
See BAROMETER, BRIO, KRAFT and VIGOR for more
on Gimel-Bhet-Resh . More weight at