The Watchful Knowledge


CO OC was the proto-form of watch. OC means eye, especially the right eye. Inverse CO means: with an attentive mind.

Franz Gnaedinger

This is interesting! English watch might be compared to Serbian uočiti/uochiti (to see). The HSF (Xur-Bel-Gon) says that none of the European words can start with vowel and it means that the word "watch" must have begun with a certain consonant; in this case either with bilabial or velar. Modern Etymology books are trying to "equate" watch and wake and it seems to be inadmissible, because the word wake (Serb. buditi /wake/, vikati /shouting/, buka /noise/) is a clear-cut Bel-Gon derivation (cf. Lat. plausus noise; Greek φυλαξ watcher, guard; φυλάσσω to keep watch and ward, keep guard ); on the other side is, most probably, the reduplicated basis Gon (Lat. cognosco, Greek γιγνωσκω /to know/; Serb. saznati /to find out/; saznanje /knowledge/).

It means that Latin vigil is related to Serbo-Slavic budan (awake; Serb. budilnik /alarm-clock/) and Serbian paziti (watch; from Bel-Gon => pal-genje => pal-ženje => paženje /watching/; pažnja /watchfulness/). Of course, the Latin word (vigil) is closely related to the above-mentioned Latin plausus (noise) in the same way as Serbian budan (awake) is related to buka (noise).

The English word "watch" may have nothing to do with "wake", because these words appeared to be derived from different basis. OE wacan (to wake) is related to AS wītan (to see to, take heed to, guard, keep), Ghotic witan (know, be aware), OHG wizzan (wherefrom German Wissen, English wit), Serbian viđenje (seeing, knowledge), videti (to see). Now we can suppose that "watch" is related to Ger. achten; Wächter (watcher; Wache guard; AS eáhtan observe) and Latin oculus (eye; Ger. Auge; Serbo-Slavic oko).

Franz is not wrong when saying that his OC CO has the meaning "watch" (perceive by mind/sight), but he seems to be unable to see that his OC CO is nothing else but the primal syllable GON (reduplicated) – Lat. cogito (to think, reflect, speculate), cognition, Gr. νόησις noesis, Greek γνωτος; γνωστος (known); Serbian znati; sa-znati (know, to find out), Skt. jñāta (known), jñānaṃ (knowledge; Serb. znanje). Latin oculus is derived from Gon-Gon-Bel basis as well as Serbian ognjilo/oknilo (a visible area, fire), okno (window), okolina (environment, surrounding) and oko (eye); hence Ger. Kugel (sphere, globe), Serb. kugla (globus, ball; from /h/okolo => kolo circle).

PIE *keuh1- whose outcomes include 'see', 'seer'. Lydian kaves 'priest', Avestan kava 'seer'. Sanskrit kavi- 'wise, seer'.

No, these words are related to Latin nobilis -e (known; Serb. znalac /wise man/; from Gon-Bel-Gon basis; Skt. kavita poetry "[g]noble words"; Serb. [g]nebeska muzika "heavenly music"; Skt. kaviza /chief of poets/; Arab. hafiz or hafith /protector; scholar/reciter/); cf. Serbian čuvati (observe, keep). čoban (shepherd, herdsman).

Extended form Latin custos 'watchman'. PIE *sehag- (small a) 'perceive acutely, seek out' Old Irish saigid 'seeks out', Latin sagio 'perceive acutely', sagas 'fortune teller', English seek, Hittite sakiya 'make known'. PIE *sekw- 'see, to follow with the eyes', English see, Lithuanian seku (?) 'follow, keep an eye on', Albanian sakuwa 'eye',

Albanian eye is sy (gyikim/shikim sight, eyesight) probably derived from *hok- (Serb. oko, h/okom; Gr. αυγή (dawn, the light of the sun); αυγαιι (of eyes); also Gr. γλαυκός. The Greek word glaucos (the son of Poseidon) means "green-bluish" or glowing/gleeming effect of eyes (hence γλαυκός owl); it is the word related to Serb. jabuka (apple; Russ. jablaka; from ga-bl-ka; očna jabučica /apple of the eye/); from *h/obl- (round, oval). Now we can understand where the English "glow" is coming from and how it is related to owl (Lat. ulula; ON ugla; Ger. Kugel globe); i.e. from Gon-Bel-Gon basis; AS uvvalôn (owl; fron h/uwalon).

Lydian saw- 'see'. PIE *kwek/g- 'show' – Old Church Slavonic kazr 'sign' – Greek tekmar, 'teacher'

English teacher (OE tæcan) comes from Latin doceo docere (teach; Serb. douka, do-učiti /to teach additionally/; od-učiti /to disaccustom/; po-duka /teaching/) and educo -are (educate; cf. doctor; Gr. δικαιοω to set right; δοκιμάζω approve; Serb. dokaz /proof, evidence/). German sagen (say) seems to be related to Serbo-Slalvic kaza-ti (say), kazanje (story, Sage, saying); the past participle of the German verb sagen (say) is ge-sagt and it is equal to Serbian kazano/kazato (told). In both cases the source is a reduplicated or triplicated Gon ur-syllable.

– Avestan caste, 'appears' – Sanskrit caste 'sees, appears'.PIE *weik- 'appear, come into seigh (s)pek- Latin specio 'see', Old High German spehan 'spy', Greek skeptomai 'look at, Avestan spasyeiti 'spies', Sanskrit pasyati 'sees', Tocharian AB päk 'intend'. Then of course English peep.

The above words are from the different primeval basis (Gon-Bel-Gon) and they cannot be taken as an argument for your OC CO hypothesis (Gon-GON). Latin specio (to look at, see) seems to be related to English spy (Ger. spähen) and Serbian spaziti (espy, descry, spy, spot). Maybe, in this case we could compare German be-achten (to note) and Serbian za-paziti (to note, remark) where the Serbian verb paziti (observe) looks as it is related to German beachten. Of course, it is just a chance resemblance, because there is the Latin word cautio -onis (caution. foresight, precaution), which clearly shows that the German word achten has lost its velar initial, in a similar way as it happened to the Serbian verb "uočiti" (to notice). It means that achten primarily sounds as uachten (uachten = uočiti) and that German wachten is a "product" of the u => v sound change.

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