Origin of English word YES

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English Word

YES

Edenic Word

HeYOA(S)

Hebrew Word

היות

Transliteration

Hey-Yod-Vav-Sahf

Pronounciation

(HEH)-YOSE

Conversion

[(H)YOS]

Roots

Anglo-Saxon gese or gise (yes) is thought to come from a fabricated Indo-European “root” es (to be).

היות (He)YOAS or (He)YOAT is "to be" (Genesis2:18). Other like- sounding words that speak to the affirmative sense of YES include יש  YaiYSH (there is – Genesis 18:24 – see  IS).  יאות YayEOOS (properly, rightly) is in Jewish Aramaic (Targum Genesis 27:36).    ישר YaSHahR  means straight, even, right, correct – see   JURISDICTION.

An affirmative response to the question, “Do you have it?” would be   יש YaiSH or, more fully,      לי    יש  YaiSH LeeY (I have it) – see IS.


Branches

Cognates of YES at IE “root” es include ABSENT (see IS), AM, ENTITY, ESSENCE, IMPROVE, INTEREST, QUINTESSENCE, PRESENT, PROUD, REPRESENT, SOOTH, SOOTHE and SWASTIKA (see SWASTIKA).

Cognates of YES listed at Indo-European “root” i include ID, IDEM, IDENTICAL, IDENTIFY, IDENTITY, ILK, ITEM, ITERATE, REITERATE, YEA, YET, YON, and YONDER.

ITERATe means to do something again, only later meaning to repeat an utterance. The source of  “it” repetition is   עוד [O]aD, further (Genesis 10:12 – see ADD), again (Genesis 9:11). and yet (Genesis 43:27 – see YET).  ID, IDEM and ITEM are clearly forms of  עוד Ayin-Vav-Daled, as “EM” is a suffix.   Nasalization , adding an N, lets us go further to words like INDENTICAL.  YONDER shows the nasalization, and, typically, YON is a shortened version where the nasalization is hidden.  (Similarly, the “gig” of GIGANTIC is from (guttural)     עג Ayin-Gimel, the giant OG. The nasalized GIANTIC and GIANT have lost the G, and the clue to its origin.) 

A   יש YS antonym of negativity is יאוש  YayOO(S) (despair - Ecclesiastes2:20). Spanish and Italian reverse es or YES to si. Portuguese sim (yes) may be a reversal of   אמת  EMe(S) (true).

Czech ano and Hungarian igen pick up Hebrew YES terms     אין AYN and   כן  KaiN (yes; honest). Jing is true in Thai.


Related Words

YET



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