Wednesday, August 12, 2015

a beautiful word to use: ᎦᎸᏉᏗᏳ

Was glorious—Literally, was "in glory".

Ꭶ ga- third person pronoun, s/he/it

-lv quo d  verb root for "to honor", "to love", "to be beloved"

also can be understood as "Glorious";

Glory can be translated as "high renown" or "honor"; magnificence; great beauty;

Glory is also a term that, when used in a religious way, means the glow or light that appears around the head of a holy person or saint, like a halo. Another use of glory is a state of high honor gained from great achievements.

Ꮧ / di  suffix, infinitive ending.

[When an infix in Cherokee introduces a double letter, the two letters meld together.  In this particular case, di- the d melds with lvquod and the I melds with ᎢᏳ / i-yu.  Though this infix melds completely with the surrounding infixes, the meaning is retained.]

ᎢᏳ /i-yu suffix, superlative ending, which changes the meaning of lvquod to "to be holy" also indicates "soon to happen"

How its used in the Biblical Texts:

This word ᎦᎸᏉᏗᏳ is found throughout the Bible, scattered all across the New Testament (notably in the Lord's Prayer in Luke and in Matthew) but also in the Old Testament texts (notably:  the description of the city of Ninevah and in Genesis describing the creation of "lights")

This caused several folks to contact me with questions on why this is used this way.

I will try to elaborate more but for now, here is a quick answer:

Different words in Greek often are translated by the same word ᎦᎸᏉᏗᏳ.

Below are some of these original text words that become
when translated into Cherokee:

root 1391
Strong's Concordance
doxa: opinion (always good in N.T.), hence praise, honor, glory
Original Word: δόξα, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: doxa
Phonetic Spelling: (dox'-ah)
Short Definition: honor, renown, glory splendor
Definition: honor, renown; glory, an especially divine quality, the unspoken manifestation of God, splendor.

Strong's Concordance
root 37
hagiazó: to make holy, consecrate, sanctify
Original Word: ἁγιάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: hagiazó
Phonetic Spelling: (hag-ee-ad'-zo)
Short Definition: I make holy, sanctify
Definition: I make holy, treat as holy, set apart as holy, sanctify, hallow, purify.

How Jonah & Genesis 10:12 Use it:

Strong's #1419: gadowl (pronounced gaw-dole')
occurs 528 times in various forms
or (shortened) gadol {gaw-dole'}; from 1431; great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent:--+ aloud, elder(-est), + exceeding(-ly), + far, (man of) great (man, matter, thing,-er,-ness), high, long, loud, mighty, more, much, noble, proud thing, X sore, (X ) very.
Strong's Concordance
gadol: great
Original Word: גָּדוֹל
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: gadol
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-dole')
Short Definition: great

We could write an enormous book delving into the meaning of this one Cherokee word:
Because, In CHEROKEE- this word means ALL these things--- AND MUCH MORE!

But this is just a short blog- maybe it will inspire you in your own studies of this word.

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