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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Coined by Lavoisier in 1777 , from the earlier Fr principe oxygine : the acidifying principle . Oxygen is the most abundant element on earth ...
Coined ( first lutetia , the oxide ) in 1907 by Urbain , from Lutetia , a fortified town of the Gaulish tribe Parisii , a town now known as Paris .
Hence bathetic , bathotic . bathybius , coined by Huxley in 1868. OED gives 9 relevant words beginning bath , including bathukolpian : deep - bosomed ...