The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984 - 636 страници
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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Keats , Ode to a Nightingale Oenomaus , king of Pisa in the west of the Peloponnesus , offered his daughter to the ... Pelops , son of Tantalus , won Hippodamia by bribing the king's groom to give his master a chariot with a bad axle ...
As a young king of Thebes , Pentheus forbade the rites and worship of Dionysus . The god intoxicated the king , then sent him to spy on the women's mysteries , then roused the king's mother , Agave , and her two sisters , in their ...
There are also in London 7 separate streets named Kingsway , and 3 named King's Way , with over 250 more beginning King . Also Sp Camino Real : King's Way ; title of a play by Tennessee Williams ( 1953 ) .