Root as a verb - means to be broken
Root (masculin) - hat terror or fear ( that abhorrent fear not reverence) Beresheet <Genesis> 9:2
As an adjective - to be shattered or dismayed
1 Samuel 2:4; Ezekiel 32:10 ; Jeremiah 46:5
Hatat shattered or dismayed
Ma Hitta distruction ruin Ps 69:40
The Hittites were not really a nation but a confederacy of tribes who were the ancient school ground bullies.
The favorite past time was it seems stirring fear in other people , they discovered many would offer them gold or precious objects to try to secure a sense of peace . Of course upon receiving these bribes they would slaughter the people anyway.
Some times what appears as an easy way to get through life winds up costing us more.
"Just give them what they want they will go away " has been proved wrong over and over , land for peace can never work in either the real world or the spirit realm . One can not negotiate with the demonic side , for in the compromise lies death
Today we have a new Hittite raising its head being left unchecked and a feeble show of containment is producing failure
Like wise we show a feeble act of "resistance" to the devil by playing church visiting congregations feeding us half truths yet half a truth is still a lie.
It may look right feel right but that does not make it right, and we throw our spiritual gold to try not be tormented and be left in peace.
Time for full armour spiritualism ! Drive back the Hittites as there is no fear than fear itself .