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Dictionary of Sacred Words (Dictionary of some genuine vocalic words)

Dictionary of Sacred Words (Dictionary of some genuine vocalic words)

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Some words in modern English reveal the religious symbolism hidden in ancient languages. Most evidence involves the special treatment of vowels. Vowels have been hidden, but the hiding seemed to be necessary for sacredness and protection. In fact the vowels may have been the carriers of symbolism, whereas the consonants were merely providing the carrier structure.

Consonants had to be provided with special markers to “read” the hidden vowels behind the carriers, which only could be identified by the wise men. This process of marking the hidden vowels has been named vowelizing – marking the vowel points.
Although the special use of vowels has been an ancient Hebrew tradition some of the vowelizing symbolism seems to have been preserved in English language. Some of the most important words (the personal pronouns I and You) may have been designed to be exclusively consist of vowels. And although the Bible fails to explain the symbols in the divine names we may still be able to identify some of the symbolism in the Greek translations and other documents.

If words merely consisting of vowels purposely had been designed and reserved for religious symbols any consonant in a word may have been a foreign body, disturbing the harmony in the naming convention.

Another idea may have been to design words like ιαωουηε in which every vowel ι,α,ω,ο,υ,η,ε had to be a unique singularity, avoiding any duplication of symbols. These designs may have been repeated in the course of evolving languages. The number of vowels may have started low and probably grew up to seven or more characters, differing from language to language. Initially the basic vowel set may have been a trio I, A and U (or in Greek: Omega), which ultimately evolved to ι,α,ω,ο,υ,η,ε.

Words like the heptagram ιαωουηε and eioudeon for “Jews” and the shorter words Ἰαω and Iave suggest to investigate the idea of religious symbolism in the vowels, which might help us to understand and identify the of the most prominent ancient words.

The study of these etymological (and of course religious) vocalic concepts may be considered as a complex enigma, which is much more fascinating than the rather crude phantasies of modern novelists. Even more fascinating is the idea of a common design for these names, shared (at least) by several peoples like the Roman, Greek and Jewish population.

In the end summarizing a dictionary of sacred, vocalic words seemed to be a matter of time. Too much evidence had been found for the concentration of vowels in some categories of words, such as the divine names, the personal pronouns, the yes-words and the matrimonial concepts. Most of these words may have been designed as derivates of the biblical God YHVH, but others such as IU-piter are very old. We should not be surprised to locate a prehistoric common core, but it's too early to find cores today...
Some words in modern English reveal the religious symbolism hidden in ancient languages. Most evidence involves the special treatment of vowels. Vowels have been hidden, but the hiding seemed to be necessary for sacredness and protection. In fact the vowels may have been the carriers of symbolism, whereas the consonants were merely providing the carrier structure.

Consonants had to be provided with special markers to “read” the hidden vowels behind the carriers, which only could be identified by the wise men. This process of marking the hidden vowels has been named vowelizing – marking the vowel points.
Although the special use of vowels has been an ancient Hebrew tradition some of the vowelizing symbolism seems to have been preserved in English language. Some of the most important words (the personal pronouns I and You) may have been designed to be exclusively consist of vowels. And although the Bible fails to explain the symbols in the divine names we may still be able to identify some of the symbolism in the Greek translations and other documents.

If words merely consisting of vowels purposely had been designed and reserved for religious symbols any consonant in a word may have been a foreign body, disturbing the harmony in the naming convention.

Another idea may have been to design words like ιαωουηε in which every vowel ι,α,ω,ο,υ,η,ε had to be a unique singularity, avoiding any duplication of symbols. These designs may have been repeated in the course of evolving languages. The number of vowels may have started low and probably grew up to seven or more characters, differing from language to language. Initially the basic vowel set may have been a trio I, A and U (or in Greek: Omega), which ultimately evolved to ι,α,ω,ο,υ,η,ε.

Words like the heptagram ιαωουηε and eioudeon for “Jews” and the shorter words Ἰαω and Iave suggest to investigate the idea of religious symbolism in the vowels, which might help us to understand and identify the of the most prominent ancient words.

The study of these etymological (and of course religious) vocalic concepts may be considered as a complex enigma, which is much more fascinating than the rather crude phantasies of modern novelists. Even more fascinating is the idea of a common design for these names, shared (at least) by several peoples like the Roman, Greek and Jewish population.

In the end summarizing a dictionary of sacred, vocalic words seemed to be a matter of time. Too much evidence had been found for the concentration of vowels in some categories of words, such as the divine names, the personal pronouns, the yes-words and the matrimonial concepts. Most of these words may have been designed as derivates of the biblical God YHVH, but others such as IU-piter are very old. We should not be surprised to locate a prehistoric common core, but it's too early to find cores today...

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Dictionary of sacred words
- Dictionary of (some) genuine vocalic
1
words -
Joannes Richter 
depicting the “E” at the entrance in the center between 6 columns of Apollo's temple at Delphi.
Introduction
Some words in modern English reveal the religious symbolism hidden in ancient languages. Mostevidence involves the special treatment of vowels. Vowels have been hidden, but the hiding seemedto be necessary for sacredness and protection. In fact the vowels may have been the carriers of symbolism, whereas the consonants were merely providing the carrier structure.Consonants had to be provided with special markers to “read” the hidden vowels behind thecarriers, which only could be identified by the wise men. This process of marking the hiddenvowels has been named
vowelizing 
– marking the
vowel points
.Although the special use of vowels has been an ancient Hebrew tradition some of the vowelizingsymbolism seems to have been preserved in English language. Some of the most important words(the personal pronouns
 I 
and
You
) may have been designed to be exclusively consist of vowels. Andalthough the Bible fails to explain the symbols in the divine names we may still be able to identifysome of the symbolism in the Greek translations and other documents.If words merely consisting of vowels purposely had been designed and reserved for religioussymbols any consonant in a word may have been a foreign body, disturbing the harmony in thenaming convention.Another idea may have been to design words like
ιαωουηε
in which every vowel
ι,α,ω,ο,υ,η,ε
hadto be a unique singularity, avoiding any duplication of symbols. These designs may have beenrepeated in the course of evolving languages. The number of vowels may have started low and probably grew up to seven or more characters, differing from language to language. Initially the basic vowel set may have been a trio I, A and U (or in Greek: Omega), which ultimately evolved to
ι,α,ω,ο,υ,η,ε.
1Containing, marked by, or consisting of vowels.
 Fig. 1: Faustina Senior coin
 
Words like the heptagram
ιαωουηε
and
 
eioudeon
for “Jews” and the shorter words
Ἰαω
and
 Iave
suggest to investigate the idea of religious symbolism in the vowels, which might help us tounderstand and identify the of the most prominent ancient words.The study of these etymological (and of course religious)
vocalic
concepts may be considered as acomplex enigma, which is much more fascinating than the rather crude phantasies of modernnovelists. Even more fascinating is the idea of a common design for these names, shared (at least) by several peoples like the Roman, Greek and Jewish population.In the end summarizing a dictionary of sacred, vocalic words seemed to be a matter of time. Toomuch evidence had been found for the concentration of vowels in some categories of words, such asthe divine names, the personal pronouns, the yes-words and the matrimonial concepts. Most of these words may have been designed as derivates of the biblical God YHVH, but others such as IU- piter are very old. We should not be surprised to locate a prehistoric common core, but it's too earlyto find cores today...
Symbola aureae mensae duodecim nationum by Michael Maier - typis Antonij Hummij, impensis Lucae Iennis, 1617 - 621 pages
 
 Fig. 2: Y-Symbol for Albertus Magnus (1617)
 
Definitions
Vowelizing 
Actually religious symbolism may already be identified in the very expressions
vowel points
and
vowelize
, which clearly mark the vowels as the most important Hebrew letters, which normallyshould not be written for their sacredness. Instead the
vowel points
were serving as the “
mothers of reading 
” (“matres lectionis”) to mark the hidden vowels.The process of inserting the
vowel points
(defined as
vowelizing)
refers to the use of certainconsonants to indicate a vowel. The letters which could be vowelized in Hebrew are
א
 
ה
 
he,
ו
 
waw (or vav) and
י
 
yod (or yud). The
 yod 
and
waw
in particular are more often vowels than theyare consonants.
The Tetragrammaton
The writings of the Church Fathers contain several references to forms of theTetragrammatoninGreek or Latin. The Greek form of the divine name, "Iao", is the equivalent of the Hebrewtrigrammaton YHW.
2
The Tetragrammatons letters, properly read from right to left (in Biblical Hebrew), are:Yodh("Y"),He("H"),Waw("W" or placeholder for "O"/"U" vowel
3
),He ("H" or often asilent letter at the end of a word).The spellings of the Tetragrammaton occur among the many combinations and permutations of names of powerful agents that occur inJewish magical papyri found in Egypt. One of these forms is the heptagram
ιαωουηε
. In the Jewish magical papyri,
 Iave
and
Iαβα
Yaba
occurs frequently.The form
Yahu
or 
Yaho
is attested not only in composition but also by itself in Aramaic papyri. Thisis the form reflected as
Ἰαω
 [ˈʝa.o]in Greek magical papyri
4
.From these examples we may recognize the frequent and multiple use of various vowels. Theheptagram
ιαωουηε
even seems to consist of a series of unique, pure vowels.Another sample of nearly unique series of pure vowels is the name
eioudeon
for “Jews”, whichdoes reveal a great number of vowels. An inscription at the seven pillars of the Milete theater documents the Greek expression: “topos
ton kai theosebion” to be translated to: “Place of the Jews, who are also called God-fearing”
5
.
Vow and Vowel 
The words
vow 
and
vowel 
may be correlating although
vow
and
vowel 
have been derived fromdifferent Latin roots.
2FromTetragrammaton3see mater lectionis4The letter [h] was not represented by a separate letter in Greek.5
 Light from the Ancient East 

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