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In terms, feel (LH:27), from Greek afe (αφη) (NE:509), meaning "touch" (Barry, 1999), from the letter phi φι (NE:510), pronounced "ph-" (ff-hi), secret name: Ptah (NE:510), means to take in force through the senses; to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs, as of the skin or muscles.[1]



The English word feel, etymologically, derives from the Greek afe (αφη) (NE:509), meaning "touch" (Barry, 1999), from the letter phi φι (NE:510), pronounced "ph-" (ff-hi), secret name: Ptah (NE:510), thematic of the fire made from the frictional heat of Ptah's divine, sun-birthing, solar stick-rubbing fire drill,

The Greek afe (αφη) (NE:509), meaning "touch" (Barry, 1999), is isopsephy equivalent to: "ritra" (ρητρα) (NE:509), meaning: speech or law (Barry, 1999). This "ritra" (ρητρα), however, directly translates as: clause, stipulation, agreement, contract, agreement. A seeming secret name connection, between afe and ritra, might the touch of a handshake seals the deal or forms the contract?

The Greek afe (αφη) translates, firstly, into the Latin tactus, e.g. tactile (English), and English touch.

The Greek afe (αφη) translates, secondly, into the Latin sentiō[2], which translates to the French sent, which tends to translate into the English feel, e.g. see Alembert's Dream (§1.72), albeit the English term "sentient", introduced in 1632, is similar, but does not seem to have the exact meaning or translation equivalent?


The following are quotes:

“The only thing which can be directly perceived by the senses is force, to which may be reduced light, heat, electricity, sound and all the other things which can be perceived by the senses.”
James Maxwell (1847), “Exercise on the properties of matter”, philosophy class of William Hamilton (1788-1856), University of Edinburgh[3]
“The student is usually introduced to the concepts of thermodynamics — the Carnot cycle, the principle of reversibility, the idea of entropy — in a way which does some violence to credibility. After having been taught science in terms of the highly abstract systems of mechanics and optics, and a science of heat concerned with the exact measurements of such abstract quantities temperature and specific heat, he is suddenly asked to accept a mysterious and entirely unrealistic engine of an almost completely impracticable nature as a fundamental concept of science. The introduction of the idea of entropy is almost equally abrupt. How or why such a system of thought was invented is never explained: the student is asked to take it or leave it. The natural reaction on the part of all, but the most remarkably able on the one hand and the most gullible on the other, is, surely, to feel that if this represents scientific thought then it is something the student is entirely unfamiliar with; and this is a conviction that he may never lose.”
Donald Cardwell (1971), From Watt to Clausius (pg. xiii) [4]

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  1. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
  2. sent- – Wiktionary.
  3. Mahon, Basil (2003). The Man Who Changed Everything – the Life of James Clerk Maxwell (color disc experiments, pgs. 50-55, 77, 93; senses quote, pg. 25). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  4. Cardwell, Donald. (1971). From Watt to Clausius: the Rise of Thermodynamics in the Early Industrial Age (pgs. xiii). Cornell University Press.

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