Etymology

c.1300, Middle English: clarte/claritee "brightness"; from Old French: clarté  "clarity, brightness"; from Latin: claritas "clear, -ity, brightness, splendor"; also, of sounds, "clearness"; figuratively "celebrity, renown, fame," from clarare "make clear," from clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.))

Let's dive into clarity.  I love this word.  As you can see, the words bright and clear popped up quite a few times as origins.

Origin of Bright

Adjective

before 1000; Middle English; Old English: breht, beorht; cognate with Gothic: bairht(s), Old Saxon: ber(a)ht, Old High German: beraht, Old Norse: bjartr; Welsh: berth "splendid" (< *berkto-); akin to Latin: flagrāre "to blaze", Albanian: bardhë "white", Sanskrit: bhrājate(it) "shines"

Old English: bryht, by metathesis from beorht "bright; splendid; clear-sounding; beautiful; divine," from Proto-Germanic: *berhta- "bright" (cf. Old Saxon: berht, Old Norse: bjartr, Old High German: beraht, Gothic: bairhts "bright"), from Proto-Indo-European root *bhereg- "to gleam, white" (cf. Sanskrit: bhrajate "shines, glitters," Lithuanian: breksta "to dawn," Welsh: berth "bright, beautiful"

Origin of Clear

Adjective

1250-1300; Middle English: clere, from Anglo-Norman: cler, from Old French: cler "clear" (of sight and hearing), "light, bright, shining; sparse"; 12c., Modern French: clair, from Latin: clarus "clear, loud, bright, brilliant, illustrious", of sounds; figuratively "manifest, plain, evident," in transferred use, of sights, "bright, distinct;" also "illustrious, famous, glorious" (source of Italian: chiaro, Spanish: claro), from PIE *kle-ro-, from root *kele- (2) "to shout" (see claim (v.))

Displaced native: Middle English: schir ‎(“clear, pure”) (from Old English: scīr ‎(“clear, bright”)), Middle English: skere ‎(“clear, sheer”) (from Old English: scǣre and Old Norse: skǣr ‎(“sheer, clear, pure”)), Middle English: smolt ‎(“clear (of mind), serene”) (from Old English: smolt ‎(“peaceful, serene”)).

Verb

late 14c., "to fill with light," from clear (adj.).  Of weather, from late 14c.  Meaning "make clear in the mind" is mid-15c., as is sense of "to remove what clouds".  Meaning "to prove innocent" is from late 15c.  Meaning "get rid of" is from 1530s.

Adverb

circa 1300 "quite, entirely, wholly,"

Looks like clarity is a state of being that encompasses the qualities of being splendid, shining, blazing, white, light, glorious, brilliant, illustrious, evident, distinct, famous, pure, wholly, quite, entirely, filled with light, clear in mind, peaceful and serene.  Personally, I can't hep but notice the similarities of the origins of "bright" with the word "bear".  As we've shown in earlier etymology posts, bear is Moor.  It's safe to say that to be Moor is to be Clarity aka a "Light Bearer".  Those divine stars and suns here to be a light to the world for a chosen few who choose to take heed to divine principles.  Clarity also describes the state of the sun.  Light, bright, splendid, clear, celebrity, renown, fame.  I've never seen the sun have a blemish or blackhead on her and everyone sees the sun daily.  Quite famous and renown indeed.  Let's not forget the healing qualities of sun bathing and sun gazing.  Very literally being "filled with light" when one partakes in those activities.  We're also at least 76% percent water so being in a state of clearness and purity is extremely vital to sustain and maintain a healthy physical and mental existence.  Dirty water can never glisten as a sea of diamonds under the sun.  In a world full of dark forces, clarity is as key as light is the life of men.  Life is love personified.

Check out our previous posts on Mere and Barrow for added insight.

When the most honorable Noble Drew Ali said, "Moors, be yourself.", he was truly saying, "Moors, be Clarity Daily."

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