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  Etymology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 acceped even today (see Syncretism).
Degrading and insulting pseudo-etymologies were a standard weapon of Jerome's arsenal of sarcasm, and Isidore of Seville compiled a volume of etymologies, some quite far-fetched, to illuminate the triumph of religion.
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 Placename etymology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The etymology of Asia can only be guessed at.
The strongest possibility is that it derives from a borrowed Semitic root "Asu", which means varyingly 'rising' or 'light', of course a directional referring to the sunrise, Asia thus meaning 'Eastern Land'.
Map of Selected Placename Etymologies in the Americas, from www.radicalcartography.net
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 Etymology
Etymology is the study of the origin of words.
In this way, word roots[?] have been found which can be traced all the way back to the origin of the Indo-European language family.
The word etymology comes from the Greek étymos (true meaning of a word) and lògos (science).
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Plutarch's etymology of "syncretism", involving Cretans banding together, rather than a parallel to concrete or accrete, is uncritically accepted even today (see Syncretism).
A little later, in the 19th century, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (a philologist by academic training) used etymological strategies (primarily in On the Genealogy of Morals) in the attempt to show that moral values have origins, using a form of proto-psychology as a foil against which to justify his claims.
Although, it must be said, many of Nietzsche's etymologies are wrong, the strategy has gained popularity in the 20th century, with philosophers such as Jacques Derrida using etymologies to indicate former meanings of words with view to decentring the "violent hierarchies" of Western metaphysics.
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 Etymology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Some words have been derived from other languages, possibly in a changed form (the source words are etymons).
The word etymology (the etymology of etymology) comes from the Greek étymos (true meaning of a word) and lògos (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.
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{{linguistics}} Etymology is the study of the origins of words.
Indeed, it is only the study of Sanskrit etymology which has provided the Western scholars the basis of Historical linguistics and modern etymology.
Although many of Nietzsche's etymologies are wrong, the strategy has gained popularity in the 20th century, with philosophers such as Jacques Derrida using etymologies to indicate former meanings of words with view to decentring the "violent hierarchies" of Western metaphysics.
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 Sicilia
Etymology: It is reported in the Greek mythology to have been founded by Agathyrnus, son of Aeolus king of the Aeolian islands and ruler of the winds, the latter said to be of Greek parentage (a descendent of Deucalion).
Etymology: According to Zamboni, the hydronym is related to the the IE root *ap- 'water, river'.
Etymology: It is a mythical city founded by Ducetius king of the Sicels in honor of the Palici, a couple of brothers sons of Zeus and of a Sicilian nymph.
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 Liguria
Etymology: Tentatively, the hydronym could be analyzed as *gwo(u)-akw-ia 'water of the cows' (i.e., where the cows pass the river), from a word 'cow' derived from the IE root *gwou- 'cattle', and a word meaning 'water' and deriving from the IE root *akwa- 'water'.
Etymology: The name of the mountain seems to derive from that of the river, which in turn may be explained with the IE root *(s)lei- 'to pour, slimy', likely through an extension *slei-m.
Etymology: According to Pokorny, the hydronym derives from the IE root *(s)ten- 'to groan', from the sound of the water.
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 Etymology Chronical @ VariedTastes.com (Varied Tastes)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Cuddle, eerie and greed come from Scots; honcho, sushi, and tsunami from Japanese; dim sum, gung ho, kowtow, kumquat, and typhoon from Cantonese Chinese; behemoth from Hebrew; taiga, sable and sputnik from Russian; and lagniappe from American Spanish through American French; ketchup, kampong, and amok from Malay.
No desciption of etymology is complete without the mention of the Sanskrit grammarians of ancient India, who were the first in the world to make such a comprehensive analysis of linguistics, and especially etymology.
The earliest of attested etymologies can be found the the Vedic literature itself—in the philosophical explanations of the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas and the Upanishads.
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 Bruttium
Etymology: The placenames is formally coincident with Latin clibanus 'a type of oven', but likely it is a pre-Latin name related to the IE root *k'lei- 'to tip, incline, lean'.
Etymology: According to Pokorny, the hydronym is derived from the IE root *lama- 'swamp, puddle'.
Etymology: The town was in the valley of the Laus fl.
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 List of country name etymologies - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Etymology unknown; of pre-Roman, possibly Iberian or Basque origin.
Another plausible, but unproven etymology suggests that "Djibouti" means "Land of Tehuti" or Land of Thoth, after the Egyptian Moon God.
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.
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 Etymology - Holocaust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Etymology: akin to Dutch fokken to breed (cattle), Swedish dialect fokka to copulate intransitive senses...
The etymology of enlisted and NCO ranks isn't nearly as entertaining as that of officers, although Sergeants might be interested to learn that they are servants.
The obvious advantages to the Etymology retailers have over main street Etymology brick and mortar stores is the lower costs of running their office.
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 Etymology: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Etymology is the study of the origins of word (word: A unit of language that native speakers can identify) s.
Plutarch's etymology of "syncretism", involving Cretans (Cretans: A native or inhabitant of Crete) banding together, rather than a parallel to concrete or accrete, is uncritically accepted even today (see Syncretism (Syncretism: The fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections))).
Suppletion (Suppletion: in linguistics and etymology, suppletion is the use of one word as the inflected...
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 Etymology Article, Etymology Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In this way, word roots have been found which can be traced all the way back tothe origin of the Indo-European language family.
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.
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 Etymology Vocabulary @ AnimeAndCartoons.com (Anime and Cartoons)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Through old texts and comparisons with other languages, etymologists try to reconstruct the history of words — when they entered a language, from what source, and how their form and meaning changed.
Lucy is said of light, and light is beauty in beholding, after that S. In Lucy is said, the way of light.
Look up Etymology in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
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 Toponymy -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The process of folk etymology usually took over, whereby a false meaning was extracted from a name based on its structure or sounds.
Thus, the toponym of Hellespont was explained by Greek poets as being named after Helle, daughter of Athamas, who drowned here as she crossed it with her brother Phrixus on a flying golden ram.
Toponymists are sometimes used by governments in order to verify the accuracy of certain names as used by cartographers, the media, researchers, publishers, and their duties also include the inputting of new names into databases and topographical maps.
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 Placename etymology: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 German language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A possible explanation for the use of "mute" to refer to German (and also to Germans) in Slavic languages is that Germans were the first people Slavic tribes encountered, with whom they could not communicate.
The corresponding experience for the Germans was with the Volcae, whose name they subsequently also applied to the Slavs, see etymology of Vlach.
Hebrew traditionally (nowadays this is not the case) used the Biblical term Ashkenaz (Genesis 10.3) to refer to Germany, or to certain parts of it, and the Ashkenazi Jews are those who originate from Germany and Eastern Europe and formerly spoke Yiddish as their native language, derived from Middle High German.
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 Learn more about List of country name etymologies in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Persia - (former name for Iran): from Latin, via Greek "Persais", from Old Persian "Paarsa", a placename of a central district within the region.
The exact development of the ethnonym is uncertain, but is at least known to derive from the Old Norse "Svithjoth", "Svi" of unknown etymology, "thjoth" from Germanic "thjod" or 'people'.
The terms 'Svithjoth' and 'Svithjoth the Great' were originally used to denote various land areas figuring in Norse mythological and legendary tales, including areas in Scadinavia and/or modern Russia.
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 German placename etymology: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The updated page can be found at: german placename etymology
Placename (Placename: in geography and cartography, a toponym is a place name, a geographical...
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 Category:Placename etymology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 List of country name etymologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This is a list of English Language country names with appendant etymologies.
Persia: (former name of Iran): from Latin, via Greek "Persais", from Old Persian "Paarsa", a placename of a central district within the region, modern Fars.
The exact development of the ethnonym is uncertain, but is at least known to derive from the Old Norse Svithjodh.
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Minority Language; Ethnic German; German family name etymology; German in the United States; German placename etymology...
German spelling reform of 1996; German as a Minority Language; Ethnic German; German family name etymology; German in the United States; German placename etymology; List of German proverbs; List of German words and...
German placename etymology Ortsnamen This page will help in defining city, towns, or other place name origins.
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 Etymologie, Étymologie, Etymology - UK Großbritannien, Grande-Bretagne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"Etymology" is the study of the historical meaning of a word.
Therefore, they fail to realize that etymologies are seldom definitive and that the science of etymology is intensely interesting.
Liberman, a world-renowned etymologist, takes the reader by the hand and explains the many ways that English words can be made, and the many ways in which etymologists try to unearth the origins of words.
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 German Genealogy: Placename Etymology
German placenames are very commonly a compound of a determinant word (Bestimmungswort) and a common root (Grundwort), usually in that order.
Caution should always be taken when interpreting placenames.
The current form of a placename is often a corruption or hypercorrection of the archaic form, and thus may not carry the original meaning.
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 Learn more about Etymology in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Learn more about Etymology in the online encyclopedia.
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Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
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 Placename Etymology - Placename etymology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It seems the Romans thought this was the westernmost point in Europe (it isn’t quite), and it’s hard to know whether the correct translation of the placename is...
Each of the 100 names chosen by the authors are accompanied by a photograph and a placename etymology.
The etymologies are often due to the island's history of repeated invasion, occupation, and assimilation, combined with a human...
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