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  Etymology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Etymology is the study of the origins of words.
The word etymology itself comes from the Greek ήτυμος (étymos, meaning of a word) and λόγος (lógos, science).
As a language, English is derived from the Anglo-Saxon, a dialect of West Germanic (as was Old Low German), although its current vocabulary includes words from many languages.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/e/et/etymology.html   (520 words)

 ETYMOLOGY FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The word ''etymology'' itself comes from the Greek ''ἔτυμον'' (''étymon'', the true meaning of a word, from 'etymos' true) and ''λόγος'' (''lógos'', science).
From Antiquity through the 17th century, from Pindar to Sir Thomas_Browne, etymology has been a form of witty wordplay, in which the supposed origins of words were mythologized to satisfy contemporary requirements, much as myths were formed to explain archaic rituals that were no longer comprehensible.
Plutarch's etymology of "syncretism", involving Cretans banding together, rather than a parallel to ''concrete'' or ''accrete'', is uncritically accepted even today (see Syncretism).
www.witwik.com /Etymology   (1042 words)

 U.S. state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For a complete list of non-state dependent areas and other territory under control of the U.S., see United States dependent areas.
The state of Washington is the only state named after a U.S. President (or after a person born within the area now comprising the U.S., for that matter).
For further discussion of regions of the U.S., see the list of regions of the United States.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/US_states   (1295 words)

 Lists of English words of international origin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These are lists of words in the English language which are known as "loanwords" or "borrowings," which are derived from other languages:
List of English words of Irish origin (List of English words of Gaelic origin, List of English words of Scottish Gaelic origin)
List of English words of Native American origin
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Lists_of_English_words_of_international_origin   (157 words)

 Talk:Eponym - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I plan to move the list of eponyms to a new article where it can be made into categories.
See the "Eponyms" section in the Lists of etymologies for an existing category-based listing.
I think the definition given at list of eponyms is better.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Eponym   (602 words)

 Noldorin Plurals in the Etymologies
I believe however that they also deserve a study in their own right so as to appreciate more fully how similar and how different Noldorin and Sindarin are, especially regarding the workings of metaphonies, whose traces are used as a plural indicator in both languages.
It may not be insignificant that final affection of o is usually to y in Sindarin (with the noteworthy exception of ered as a pl. of orod mountain and the Gondorian ened as a pl. of onod Ent, beside regular eryd and enyd, cf.
The Etymologies are inconsistent on that matter, however: there is a similar case with the imparisyllabic thêl pl. thelei (V:392) but it is contradicted by pêl pl. peli (V:380, VT46:8).
www.elvish.org /Tengwestie/articles/Bellet/noldplur.phtml   (3055 words)

 List_of_country_name_etymologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The etymology of their tribal name, Bulgar may come from burg, which means "castle" in Germanic languages.
The etymology of Italia probably directly relates to an ancient Greek word italos (bull), from PIE *wet; the Greek word follows the sound-changes from Proto-Indo-European to Greek, but the Latin equivalent vitulus (young bull) from this root, does not.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (territory of the United Kingdom: On 17 January 1775 the British Captain James Cook landed on the main island and named it the "Isle of Georgia" in honour of King George III of the United Kingdom.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=List_of_country_name_etymologies   (9499 words)

 Booklist: A Dictionary of Psychology.
The 20-page “Phobias and Phobic Stimuli” lists phobias by their technical names, noting their stimuli and etymologies, and also lists stimuli (ageing, spiders) for those unsure of the technical terms.
The list of principal sources is more than three pages long and includes subject dictionaries, companion volumes, research methods, statistics, subject encyclopedias, and more.
This list in itself would be useful as a benchmark against which a research library might judge its reference collection in psychology and related areas.
archive.ala.org /booklist/v98/de2/45psychology.html   (280 words)

 List of company name etymologies - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a list of company names with their name origins explained.
Yahoo listed entries alphabetically, and thus Amazon would always appear above its competitors in the relevant categories it was listed in.)
LEGO - combination of the Danish "leg godt", which means to "play well." Lego also means "I put together" in Latin, but the company claims this is only a coincidence and the etymology of the word is entirely Danish.
open-encyclopedia.com /List_of_company_name_etymologies   (5608 words)

 Finnish-Hungarian etymologies
In the last few years, many people have asked for a list of words that are related in Finnish and Hungarian.
A lot of the FU vocabulary has been forgotten, and the process is still going on: you will notice that this list includes old and dialectal words that are unknown to many modern speakers, like Hung.
Although the vocabularies of both languages have changed a lot, this list shows the deep-going character of the FU relationship: these words belong to the "basic vocabulary".
www.helsinki.fi /~jolaakso/f-h-ety.html   (885 words)

 List of reference tables : Lists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
List of standards topics (these could easily be cross-referenced under other relevant categories as well)
List of size, measurement and conversions topics[?] (these could easily be cross-referenced under other relevant categories as well)
List of abbeys and priories: Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
www.city-search.org /li/lists.html   (646 words)

 List of computer term etymologies - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a list of the origins of computer-related terms (i.e.
Prior to the finger program, the only way to get this information was with a who program that showed IDs and terminal line numbers for logged-in users, and people used to run their fingers down the "who" list.
The programming team at Sun had to look for a substitute as there was another language with the same name.
open-encyclopedia.com /List_of_computer_term_etymologies   (3257 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arising from the lower part of the sacral plexus, the sciatic nerve enters the gluteal region by the greater sciatic foramen of the hip bone.
A scientific journalist needs to be proficient in two areas: as a journalist, he must write well enough for magazines and newspapers, and as an amateur scientist, or at least as a dedicated learner capable of f..
Scientific Visualization is a branch of computer graphics which is concerned with the presentation of interactive or animated digital images to scientists or to anyone who has to interpret huge quantities of laboratory data or the results coming in from sensors out in the field.
pardus.info /browse.php?title=S/SC/SCI   (8201 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - List of country name etymologies
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (territory of the United Kingdom: On 17th January 1755 the British Captain James Cook landed on the main island and named it the Isle of Georgia in honour of King George III.
It was believed that in the early 17th century, when the Dutch East India Company came to build a commercial post at today's Tainan (Chinese meaning "south of Taiwan"), they adopted the name of an aboriginal tribe transliterated as "Tayouan" or "Teyowan" in their records.
This very name was also adopted by Chinese merchants and later by officials, although different transliteration into Han characters tended to obscure the real etymology by sound, and often evoked varying myths and imaginings.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/List_of_country_name_etymologies   (10533 words)

 Philament Issue 3: Bent Sorensen - An On & Off Beat: Kerouac’s Beat Etymologies
The short form of the participle "beat" (rather than the off-beat form "beaten") is still found in certain words such as "dead-beat." Curiously these words have echoes in the cultural connotations of the word "beat" when defined and used as a generational epithet by writers such as Jack Kerouac.
The Kerouacian etymology of "beat" is thus in a deep sense an off-beat etymology.
First, because the actual etymology of "beatific" is nowhere cognate with or closely related to that of "beat." "Beatific" derives, via French (Kerouac's childhood tongue) "beatifique" from Latin "beatus" (blessed, from "beare," make happy).
www.arts.usyd.edu.au /publications/philament/issue3_Critique_Sorensen.htm   (3283 words)

 List of Ohio county name etymologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This list of Ohio county name etymologies lists the 88 counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, with the date of their erection in parenthesis and the etymology of their names.
Because many are derived from Indian names and words, there are disagreements as to the true etymology.
The following sources are used, and are referenced throughout the list by the name or initials of the author:
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/List_of_Ohio_county_name_etymologies   (2113 words)

 List of computer term etymologies Details, Meaning List of computer term etymologies Article and Explanation Guide
This is a list of the origins of computer-related terms.
For a list of the origins of names of computer companies see List of company name etymologies.
This is an Article on List of computer term etymologies.
www.e-paranoids.com /l/li/list_of_computer_term_etymologies.html   (3212 words)

List of roots XYZ with X-Nun-Z = X-Z (Nun is weak/dropped)
List of verses with ATAH vs AT LIST854b
List of verses with DESHEN = (ashes of) plump/fat
www.rashiyomi.com /lists.htm   (1666 words)

 Appendix:Names - Wiktionary
Here are lists of names, broken down by type, then alphabetically.
Within each page, there is a sub-index to help you navigate closer to the desired name (or you can just scroll down.) Please remember that Wiktionary generally does not accept surnames as actual entries at this time - they are only to be indexed.
Surname entries that do not have interesting etymologies will likely be discussed on WS:RFD.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Wiktionary_Appendix:First_names   (239 words)

 Mailing Lists ( March 1999 )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If you know of a mailing list discussion group that you think will interest our readers, please provide us a brief description of what the group is all about and where to subscribe.
The list owners hope that the list will be a forum for sharing experiences, tips, dreams, accomplishments, or advise from fellow Filipinos.
The list owner does not have a degree in linguistics, and neither is he connected with any linguistics institution.
www.msc.edu.ph /wired/elist-6.html   (1618 words)

 Dickinson Email Lists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DICKNSON is a moderated list; all posts go first to theeditor and only then to the whole list.
This is a mailing list for those interested in Emily Dickinson.
The EMWEB mailing list was created for discussion of the lexical play of words in Emily Dickinson's poems, as a resource for the Emily Dickinson Lexicon to be published by the Greenwood Publishing Group.
www.cwru.edu /affil/edis/lists.html   (325 words)

 So Close: 10 things every mother to be should know
This list should be given to every newly pg woman.
Now THIS is a list they should publish in the pregnancy or parenting magazines, but they won't.
List is being printed out as we speak and posted on my fridge for future reference.
tertia.typepad.com /so_close/2005/03/10_things_every.html   (2153 words)

 List of Massachusetts county name etymologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
List of U.S. county name etymologies A D
List of U.S. county name etymologies E I
List of Alaska borough and census area name etymologies
read-and-go.hopto.org /US-county-name-etymologies/List-of-Massachusetts-county-name-etymologies.html   (194 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Encyclopedia : E : ET : ETY : Etymology
For an example of the etymology of an English irregular verb of Germanic origin, see the etymology of the word Go.
When the Normans conquered England in 1066 (see Norman Conquest) they brought their Norman language with them.
pardus.info /index.php?title=Etymology   (697 words)

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Interestingly, although the examples that I have listed here all seem to have (at least potentially) scalar bases, it is by no means clear that in these cases _un-_ is getting the contrary interpretation.
Without even questioning whether or not her list consist exclusively of bona fide speech errors, the METHOD itself will not allow discrimination of speech errors from stigmatised, commonly used, and grammatically constrained rule-governed behavior which result in the following in some dialects of English.
Besides the connections that have been discussed on the list in terms of them both being fields "between" in some sense the sciences and the humanities, there is another place of overlap, as Kaufmann mentioned, where speculative fiction (SF) meets linguistics.
www.umich.edu /~archive/linguistics/linguist.list/volume.3/no.451-500   (14911 words)

 languagehat.com: BAD ETYMOLOGY.
I don't blame the people who compiled the list, who are simply enthusiastic amateurs who love words and had no means of judging the validity of the etymologies they ran across, but it's depressing to think this is what people looking for information online will find and cite.
Here is a much more reliable list: only one word per language, but at least you can be pretty sure that word is correctly listed.
It's not good enough for "the majority of his etymologies" to be correct (or at least plausible); if you're going to be putting something out there as a resource for the public, you have an obligation to make it as correct as possible, and whoever compiled this site has not even tried.
www.languagehat.com /archives/000369.php   (3352 words)

 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - etymology
Search for "etymology" in all of MSN Encarta
An etymology often shows the different forms the word has taken in passing from one language to another, and sometimes shows related words in other languages.
The words have the same spelling but different etymologies.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/etymology.html   (139 words)

 Volume 1 Number 24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The issue was not WHO SAID WHAT but rather how the lists of verbs with DOUBLED ROOTS are consistent or inconsistent with the idea of intensity or weakening.
The initial verbs are in the singular (And HE shall rest his hands on the sacrifice..and HE shall slaughter...) while the remaining activities are said in the plural (...and THE PRIESTS shall receive the blood and THEY shall throw....).
Thus it is clear that in describing the sacrificial activities TWO people are being addressed...the person bringing the sacrifice who is addressed in the singular and the Priests offering the sacrifice who are addressed in the Plural.
www.rashiyomi.com /h1n24.htm   (1823 words)

 Dictionary refdesk.com - My Facts Page
Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind - dictionary for those terms commonly used, defined, contested, and misunderstood in the philosophy of mind.
Dictionary of Symbolism - From abnormality to zodiac, this dictionary lists common literary symbols and their connotations.
Etymology of First Names, The - This site looks into the meaning and history of common first names.
www.refdesk.com /factdict.html   (2468 words)

 List of computer term etymologies - Art History Online Reference and Guide
List of computer term etymologies - Your Art History Reference Guide!
The programming team at Sun had to look for a substitute name as there was already another programming language called Oak.
"Java" was selected from a list of suggestions, primarily because a type of coffee is grown on the island of Java and, as the programmers drank a lot of coffee, this seemed an appropriate name.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/List_of_computer_term_etymologies   (3885 words)

 List of Maine county name etymologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Important facts about List of Maine county name etymologies
This is a list of Maine county name etymologies.
York County, Maine: York was named for King James II of England, earlier Duke of York.
read-and-go.hopto.org /US-county-name-etymologies/List-of-Maine-county-name-etymologies.html   (320 words)

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