Strong’s #6529


And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so.

Genesis 1:11

The ancient parent root P.R. is the origin of the Hebrew word for “fruit,” but also for so many of our “fruit” words; PeaR, aPRicot, PRune and PeRsimmon. When reversed we have gRaPe. It is also common for one letter to be exchanged for a similar sounding letter as words are passed from one language to another. One common exchange is the exchange between the R and the L, which adds to the list of “fruit” words coming from the P.R. root: apPLe and PLum. Another exchange is the P and B – BeRry and RhuBarb (reversed). The exchange of the P and F brings us back to the word FRuit.