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10:05 Jan 12, 2003
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Hebrew term or phrase: God
I was just wondering is anyone knows where the word the "God(s)" originates. And what would it be in english when translated hand-over? I'm not sure if it came from a Greek, (Aramaic,) Hebrew, or Latin word, so I am posting it is all sections. If you know the answer to this question, please let me know. I would be most greatful. Thank you.
Annie
English translation:God
Explanation:
The word does not originate from Hebrew and does not exist in any similar form in Hebrew.
It is from common Teutonic, according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary. This dictionary gives Dutch 'God' German 'Gott', as similar words. It originates from Aryan 'gheu' meaning 'invoke' or 'gheu' meaning sacrifice.

Ruth Rosenthal
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Ruth Rosenthal
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Local time: 15:05
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Most helpful. ^o^ Thank you
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God


Explanation:
The word does not originate from Hebrew and does not exist in any similar form in Hebrew.
It is from common Teutonic, according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary. This dictionary gives Dutch 'God' German 'Gott', as similar words. It originates from Aryan 'gheu' meaning 'invoke' or 'gheu' meaning sacrifice.

Ruth Rosenthal

Ruth Rosenthal
Israel
Local time: 15:05
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
Grading comment
Most helpful. ^o^ Thank you

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