[A-TS-R → A-R-ST]
REST and ARREST are traced to Indo-European root sta
(to stand), STAY is attributed to Indo-European root stak (to stand), and to
ROOST (when birds, like ROOSTERS, stay put) is surmised to come from kred
(framework). The Edenic term for stopping and restraning, which allows for a
guttural (k), and all the R-STs, is עצור [A]TSOAR
(to retain, restrain, close up Genesis 20:18). There are similar cognates in
Aramaic, Akkadian and Syriac. In Modern Hebrew עצור [A]TSOAR means to arrest. אסר A$ahR is to bind, fetter, harness (Genesis 46:20) and to hold
and RESTRICT אסירים A$eeYReeYM
(prisoners -- Genesis 39:22). Two other
fricative-R verbs of binding are שרר SaR aR
(to bind, Harkavy, seen in the knot or navel of Songs7:3) and צרר TSaR aR (Exodus 12:34).
Words like RESTIVE, RESTITUTION andROOSTER are extentions of REST. Since עצר [A]TSaR means closed up,
its a fine source for OYSTER. REST in Italian is resto. But the
sequenee in an Italian dizionario of ristare (to pause), ristorante
(restaurant), and ristorare (to refresh), makes it clear that a
RESTAURANT is the pause that refreshes. Swedish rast means pause.
The Tsadi is merely a T in French, with arret (stop). Rest, repose,
stop in German is Rast. Osaeru is to suppress or stop in Japanese.
REST (remainder) see RESIDUE.