Baha ~ life force

Common spotted orchid shoot, photo by me.

In Celtic Gaelic, the word for life is beatha, pronouced ba-ha.

It stems from the proto-celtic biwotūts, proto-indo eauropoean, gʷih₃wós and ancient greek βίοτος (bíotos).

The word life comes from a Germanic (Anglo Saxon) descendent of the PIE root *leip– “to stick, adhere.”

In trying to forge a new word for Dylan Thomas’s Green Fuse, or simply life force, I can’t see why baha shouldn’t be used too.

In Arabic it is a name meaning glory.

Baha ~ life force is truly glorious.

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