J'ai eu peu de merite a localiser cette source, car le travail avait ete fait, pour le livre VIII des Etymologies
, par A.
The first modern edition of the Etymologies
was published by W.
But there are also many spurious acronymic etymologies
presented for new words.
The earliest date unrepresented in the etymologies
The Russianist will find here the etymologies
of a selection of common words (idti but not ekhat'), including well-known intriguing cases such as sorok, 'forty', derived from 'bag containing 40 sable or squirrel skins', and vokzal 'mainline station', ultimately from the pleasure-gardens at Vauxhall on the Thames (1661-1859).
71) Although I have made very little of Tooke's reliance on Anglo-Saxon for his etymologies
, and his claims to the historical, and so "causal," priority of Anglo Saxon, this sense of an impending rediscovery of buried political truths is born out, on a more traditional level, in his Gothicism.
DOSAE stresses that "the etymologies
Maltby, A Lexicon of Ancient Latin Etymologies
[Leeds, 1991], s.
In the fifth chapter the author relates Socrates' etymologies
to the positions of Pherecydes, Heraclitus, Empedocles, the Homeric Interpreters, the Anaxagorean school, the Derveni Commentator, astronomers and cosmologists, tragedians and sophists.
On the walls Fabo inscribed in his calligraphic hand personal and dictionary etymologies
of words like "erratic," a word that refers not only to a geological formation but also to the serendipity with which connections are formed.
The derivation of the term is unknown, all of the suggested etymologies
being pure guesswork.
Among the 13 excerpts are Quintilian on the orator as philosopher, Isidor of Seville from the Etymologies
, Ibn Rushd on the connection between religion and philosophy, Maimonides on God and creation, Francisco de Vitoria on whether war is ever just, Bartolome on human sacrifice and cannibalism, Francisco Suarez on power and the people, and Miguel de Unamuno's quixotic ethics.