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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Du tattoo ( partly imitative ) : drumbeat ; first , at closing time ; earlier taptoe : putting the taps “ to ” ( shutting them ) when it was time to close the taverns . dei : clear ; the bright sun ; the clear sky ; hence , the abode of ...
OED has 12 associated words , with 11 in its 1972 supplement , some of these being modifications of or additions to the earlier words . An iatromathematician was a doctor ( especially in 17th c . Italy ) who practiced medicine using ...
... the “ steer ” side . load was originally OE lad : journey , way ; the meaning changed because of lade , laden . a doublet of load is lode ; whence lodestar , lodestone . The verb lead . leitmotif . livelihood was earlier livelode .