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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The Tetragrammaton : four - letter word , is the Hebrew word usually transliterated JHVH , representing the unspoken name of God .
In the U.S. a trapezium ( peza , It variant of L pedem : foot ) is a four - sided plane with no sides parallel ; a trapezoid is such plane with two sides ...
Fourfold versions of one text , presented together , are called tetrapla ; thus Origen , in the 3d c . , set together four Greek translations of the Old ...