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etymology

(ĕt″ĭ-mŏl′ō-jē) [L. etymon, origin of a word, + logos, word, reason]
The science of the origin and development of words. Most medical words are derived from Latin and Greek, but many of those from Greek have come through Latin and have been modified by it. Generally, when two Greek words are used to form one word, they are connected by the letter “o.” Many medical words have been formed from one or more roots—forms used or adapted from Latin or Greek—and many are modified by a prefix, a suffix, or both. A knowledge of important Latin and Greek roots and prefixes will reveal the meanings of many other words.
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The etymon 767D [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (bai/bach)--(AP) [??]; (OP) [??]; (pp) [??]: its Archaeological Prototype (AP) was written in the oracle bone inscription dating to ca.
Such similarities of use, which are also found between either of the two particles, on the one hand, and their Latin etymon or their modern Spanish counterpart ya, on the other (cf.
In this declaration Hawthorne expresses his own impulses, hinting that the artist necessarily, if symbolically, castrates himself to produce his work--makes of himself a matrix (the etymon of which is mater/mother)--but runs the risk of serving only egotistical ends--a narcissistic desire to objectify himself as transcendent beauty and thereby translate himself out of the anxiety of bodily eros and the finitude of time and space.
(7) OE heden and ON hedinn should therefore be analysed as cognates, rather than as loanword and etymon, respectively.
general aegis, it seems, of the letter G (or in Greek, gamma, the etymon
La separation, voire la metaphore ellememe, qui trouve la son etymon, se rejouent quant a elles dans les nombreuses scenes de transports en commun.
My old friend James Monroe of UC Berkeley instantly supplied the Arabic etymon of a crucial Spanish word, and also took the trouble to query Sam Armistead at UC Davis.