The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
JHU Press, 2001 - 672페이지
There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words, Shipley catalogues these proposed roots and follows the often devious, always fascinating, process by which some of their offshoots have grown.
Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.
92개의 결과 중 1 - 5개
... such words as mercurial and the slippery metal mercury ; hermetic is from Hermes Trismegistus ( thrice greatest ) , a name applied to the Egyptian god of astrology and magic , supposed inventor of a way of sealing vessels airtight .
Here it is , as applied to English . Words that in early times began with one of the sounds listed below , may later have changed to the next sound to the right . Gutturals : g , k , kh ( h ) , g Examples : genus , kin ; choler , gall ...
But the Germanic form , without the s , applied to prickly plants , became English thorn ( originally sounded torn , as a skirt may be ) . Modified again , via Swedish , it gave English turbot , a spiny flatfish .
About 1850 , sports writers , seeking variety of terminology - the viscera being considered the seat of courage - applied the literal term to “ the quality of courageous ( heartful ) persistence despite difficulty , ” and the noun pluck ...
죄송합니다. 이 페이지의 내용은 보실 수 없습니다..