While no generally accepted previous examples of such a change are known, it does have an obvious parallel in the next etymology
(4): PMari *lewa ~ *liwa'warm'< PU *lampi 'warm'.
Among dubious Germanic loan stems are two bigger groups: the ones with a possible Baltic and others with a possible Scandinavian etymology
beside the Germanic one.
As others have made clear in previous issues, this is almost never true, to the extent that the first rule of etymology
is never to believe an acronymic origin unless presented with incontrovertible evidence to the contrary.
Podium: Here's another case of ignoring obvious etymology
, using podium in place of lectern.
Rinaldi also suggests that the etymology
"homo-humus" found in Tertullian and Lactantius prefigures the final transformation of Momus, whose choleric nature he links both to Alberti's personal emblem of the lion and to the God of Lactantius's De ira Dei.
It is also strange that, although Giuseppe Messina is cited in the bibliography, Natella does not pay greater attention to the different interpretations that Messina gives to the history and etymology
of the word mafia.
Teachers and students studying etymology
at all levels will enjoy it.
In his introduction, Dickson-Carr states, "If the etymology
of 'satire' begins with the Latin satura--a mix--then the satirical novel sits atop the generic mountain, mixing everything below it.
One crucial issue in the search for an American language rooted in nature was etymology
and the origin of language itself, West illustrates the debate with examples of philologists who thought the first human words must have been interjections (Hugh Blair), or nouns (Horne Tooke), or verbs (Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
Little wonder members of the College of Cardinals are known as "princes of the church," even though the etymology
of the word cardinal, from the Latin cardo, denotes a beam used to fortify a structure.
The lack of a Dutch etymology
for taafda `knee' is unsurprising: the Nhanda word I recorded is tharda, which can be compared with Wajarri tharnda `heel', and Pintupi and Luritja tjarndarr-pa `knee, kneecap'.
We are stuck into molds devised by etymology
, chronology, and geography and, thus, miss the point.