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Word Nerd: Tohubohu

tohubohu definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyTohubohu (pronounced to-hoo-bo-hoo) means chaos; disorder; confusion. Tohubohu derives from the Hebrew phrase tōhū wā-bhōhū (without form and void), which is from from tōhū (formlessness, confusion) and bōhū (emptiness). Tohubohu was first used around 1611 or so. 

Tohubohu was first used in a  translation of the Bible, specifically in Genesis 1:2. Tohubohu refers to the emptiness and desolation of the world just before the creation of light in the Bible. Tohubohu now refers more to a state of chaos and confusion, rather than a void or something without form.

A tohuboho state of mind digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsyA tohubohu state of mind…

Tohubohu is such an interesting word and one that I had not come across before now. I do rather like how tohubohu rolls off of the tongue and I feel like it rather fits it’s definition since it kind of sounds a bit chaotic. What do you think of tohubohu?

Namaste ~ Ella

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