The Meaning of America:Sacred Eytmology
What does “America” mean?
Depending on who you ask, the meaning of America would differ due to the level of spiritual development, historical awareness, emotional attachment, as well as political perspective. In this article, we will offer a definition of America based upon “sacred etymology”.
Sacred etymology is an approach to derive the meaning of a word, through a uncoventional interdisciplinary analysis of the word’s structure. In searching for the meaning of the word America, we will arrange the word in different ways, (without changing the spelling or the sequential order of the letters), and garner definitions based upon the combined meaning of those arrangements.
The word/name America is supposedly derived from the first name of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Using the “sacred etymological” approach, we can through different sources arrive at a deeper understanding of the name America.
The architectural landscape of Washington, D.C. provides clues to how we should begin to find the first implementation of the sacred etymological analysis.
The architecture of Washington D.C. was inspired by the great colossal projects of ancient Kemet/Kmt. According to scholars such as Mathu Ater, Anthony Browder, Ashra Kwesi and others, the builders of Washington, D.C. wanted to create a “Kemet in the West” and copied (plagiarized) the motifs of Ancient Kmt to symbolize their country.
The fact that Benjamin Banneker, a person of African ancestry served an instrumental role in the design of the capital of the United States of America, and enslaved Africans were the labor force to build the American capital, provides further impetus to recognize the role of the African contribution in the creation of Washington, D.C.
When seen in the following three-part arrangement “America” becomes “A-Meri-Ca“. Using the “sacred etymological” approach, we can find correspondences with languages of other cultures and not just those from Europe. To derive a true understanding of “A-Meri-Ca” we can begin with Kemet, which is one of the oldest and influential nations to emerge out of Africa and one that had a profound impact on the minds of the founders of America.
AMERICA would take on the following meaning in this given arrangement “A*MERI*CA“:
In ancient Kemet “Meri” by itself or attached to other words denoted a sense of elevated status. For instance,” Meri-Ka-Re” means “the beloved of the Ka of Re” or “The Ka of Re is loved“. “Ta-Meri“ one of the various names ascribed to the Kemetic civilization means “the beloved land“. The first wife of Ramses II was Nefertari Meri-en-Mut. Her name translated means “ The most beautiful woman, beloved of Mut“. Ramses II, loved her so much that she was equal to him. It was recorded that together they had 4 sons and 5 daughters.
Ca= Equivalent to “Ka”. The letters “C” and “K” are interchangeable for “C” sometimes carries the same sound as “K”.
Ka is the spirit that inhabits [a] body during life and can survive after/through death via mummification or by substitution “Ka” statues for its survival.
Ka is “creative life energy” and the ka of a mortal was created at birth and remained with the body for life as a “spiritual double. Ka was sometimes depicted in art as a smaller version of the individual.
When the body died, it was the ka that remained in existence and successfully entered the after-life, where it was sustained by grave goods and libations by the living.
Thus when combining the meanings of the three parts of “A*Meri*Ca“, we see that “America” means “the beloved eternal spirit” or “the eternal spirit that is loved”.
The second sacred etymological arrangement that will be examined in the word “America” is “Am-Erica”.
Am= A name for males in Sweden, which means “eagle”. A female name in Vietnam, which means” lunar” or “of the moon”.
Erica= The feminine form of Eric, “honorable ruler” (German) , brave ruler (English) and “eternal ruler” (Norse). Related translations include “forever strong”, “ever kingly” and “noble”.
Thus “America” understood from the arrangement “Am-Erica” means “the honorable ruling eagle” or “the honorable eagle ruler”, “the eternal eagle ruler” or “the eternal ruling eagle”, “ever kingly eagle”, “the eagle brave ruler” and “the forever strong eagle”.
The next set of meanings of “America” as “Am-Erica” means” the honorable ruling moon”, “the eternal ruler of the moon”, “the eternal ruling moon”, “the ever kingly moon”, “the braver ruler of the moon”, or “the brave ruling moon” and “the forever strong moon” or “the moon that is forever strong”, just to name a few.
Another arrangement of “America” that will be explored is “Amer- ica”. This arrangement compared to those previously examined is closer to the mainstream definition of America with Amerigo Vespucci.
Amer= A Germanic form of Amerigo, which means “Ever powerful in battle” . In Arabic” Amer” is a variant of “Amir“, which means “prince, ruler or commander“. In Hebrew “Amer” means “tree top”.
Ica= Female name, Greek or Hungarian for “light”.
America understood as “Amer-Ica” means “the light ever powerful in battle”, “the prince [royal] of light”, or “light of royalty”, “royal light”, “the commander of light” and “light at the tree top” or “Tree top light”.
The final arrangement of “America” that will be examined is “Ame-Ri-Ca”:
Ame= Female Latin for “Beloved”, German for “Effort” or “Eagle”, Male name Scandinavian for “Eagle Rules” Japanese for “Rain”
Ri= Male Irish/Gaelic name for “King”, Indian name for “Singer”, Japanese for “Transcendence of the physical”
Ca= Same as “Ka” of ancient Egypt /Kemet/Kmt.
The various arrangements of the word “America” and their various meanings are similar to each other and correspond with the image America attempts to project to its inhabitants and the rest of the world. “The eternal spirit that is loved”, “The forever ruling eagle” and “Commander ever powerful in battle”, among others convey the image America wishes to occupy in the world.
Consider the following:
A = The
AM= Eagle (Scandinavian), Moon, Lunar or “Things Lunar” (Vietnamese)
AME= Beloved (Latin), Effort (German) , Eagle ( German), Eagle Rules (Scandinavian) and Rain (Japanese)
AMER= Ever Powerful In Battle (German), Prince, Ruler or Commander (Arabic), Tree top (Hebrew)
CA= Equivalent to “KA”- The eternal creative spirit/energy (Ancient Kmt)
ICA = Light (Greek/Hungarian)
MERI=Most Beloved (Ancient Kmt)
RI = King (Irish/Gaelic), Rain (Japanese), Transcendence of the physical (Japanese) and Singer (Indian)
We can classify the various meanings by the principles they share. America as “A-meri-ca“, “Am-Erica“, “Amer-Ica” and “Ame-ri-ca” all signify the eternal, strength, power, leadership, beloved and the generative spirit.
Some letter groupings can be placed in more than one category. For example the first two letters of “America”, “AM” relate to both the “eagle” and the “moon/lunar”. The first two letters “AM” (Scandinavian) and “AME” (German) refer to “eagle”.
We also see a dual aspect with “CA” ending of “America”. “CA” relates to both the eternal for “CA”=”KA”, as well as generative spirit.
America is a feminine conjugated word. Even if one accepts the mainstream definition that the origin of the word is from the explorer Amerigo Vespucci, we see that “Amerigo” is masculine. Thus “Amerigo”, became “America” indicating a change in gender from feminine to masculine.
Despite this through our examination via sacred etymology we clearly see that the word “America” is embedded with “male” and “female” principles. We see evidence of this with the first two letters “AM”, which means both “eagle” and “moon” in German and Vietnam languages respectively. Eagle is a male principle while moon is usually referred to as a feminine principle.
The names in the various arrangements also the symbols in which would indicate a balance between male and female energy principles seen with the symbols of the sun energy as well as the moon energy.
The historical event which brings the multiple meanings of what America means referenced above the Apollo 11 space mission. On July 20, 1969, America became the first nation to have astronauts who supposedly landed on the moon. The name of the landing craft which reached the moon was Eagle. Living up to the dual meaning of “AM” in the first two letters of “America”! Note the number “11″ in the name of the space mission, for 11 denotes in one aspect duality and harmony.
The meaning of America goes beyond the textbook or mainstream definition. Embedded within the very structure of the word are the contents of the literal, symbolic, metaphysical and esoteric dimensions of what the word actually means.
We will further examine the symbolic, metaphysical and esoteric themes inherent in our brief exploration of the sacred eytmology of the word “America” in our next article.
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