Etymology; The study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history. Words hold the power to create, that is why the message behind the words you use is imperative.

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Dr. Malachi Z. York

Kid

Baby goat

While we often think of the word kid to mean young human, in old Scandinavian, Norse, German, and Swedish the words to describe a young goat are kizzikitze, and kidd. Kid has been used to refer to a young goat in English since around the 1200s.

Scheol

The world of the dead

In it’s original languages, the Bible uses the Hebrew word sheʼohlʹ and its Greek equivalent haiʹdes more than 70 times. Both words are related to death. Some Bible translations render them as “grave,” “hell,” or “pit.”

Queen

Prostitute

Black

Pale

The word ‘Black’ can be traced back to its proto Indo-European origins through the word ‘blac’ which meant pale, wan, colourless, or albino. ‘Blac’ was incorporated into Old French as Blanc, Italian and Spanish as Blanco, Bianca, Bianco, Bianchi.

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled. If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").