The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984 M03 1 - 672 páginas
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.
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From the sound , used as accompaniment to a song , burdon came to mean a chorus , a refrain ; then the word was , as OED puts it , “ completely merged " with burden . Thus , in As You Like It , iii , 2 : " I would sing my song without a ...
Gm , Meister- singer : master of the art of song . Minnesinger ( Minne : love ; Minnelied : love song ) . There was a jolly miller once , Lived on the river Dee ; He worked and sang from morn till night ; No lark more blithe than he ...
For sing , sang , song , and sung , see senguh . sonar : the first letters of sound navigation ranging . Recently , aviation crossed the sonic barrier : as a plane approaches the speed of 738 miles per hour , it moves , with the sonic ...
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