18) This etymology
would, therefore, explain the variation between forms like alriche and elriche, and offers an eminently suitable meaning for the etymon of eldritch.
And the entry for gibberish in The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology
offers this explanation of the word's origin: 'About 1554 gibbrish (gibbr- imitative of the sound of chatter, probably influenced by jabber + -ish, after language names such as Finnish, Turkish, and English).
deriving the name Aurora from the noun ros would have had to back it up the familiar reality of dew covering the ground at dawn.
is already found in Poppe (1960: 61).
4) That will explain in part why the etymology
of dyvour puzzled the editors of OED and, it seems, all other lexicographers.
A bacronymic etymology
sometimes provides one of several common types of "etymythology.
What is the etymology
of Yanomami ("Rumble in the jungle," SN: 1/27/01, p.
These include operating with a hypothetical "root", which reminds of some attempts in Finnish etymology
in the late 19th century.
I feel that Wade was absolutely right to include so many controversies, emphasizing that etymology
is rich in scholarly conjecture and debate.
295-6; 'A Brittonic Etymology
for luche "throw" in Patience 230', SELIM, iii (1993), 150-3; 'Celtic Etymologies for Middle English brag "boast", gird "strike", and lethe "soften'", Journal of Celtic Linguistics, iii (1994), 135-48: 'A Celtic Etymology
for glaverez "deceives" at Pearl 688', N&Q, ccxl (1995), 160-2.
and psychology, indeed, have much in common -- so much so that maybe we should think of language in the way we think of personality.
Dindshenchas or Dinnsheanchas("Lore of Places") Studies in Gaelic prose and verse of the etymology
and history of place-names in Ireland--e.