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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( 8 ) galways : ear to ear , right around the chin ; probably from Galway County , Ireland . Other varieties are worn at will . A general term for hair allowed to grow on the face in addition to the mustache is whiskers .
Probably grip , gripe , grope ; see ghreib . Hence garb : a sheaf of wheat ; obsolete save in heraldry . The form persists in garbage , which originally meant offal , or wheat , hay , and corn ( stalks ) taken as food for cattle .
Probably Rubus : genus of the rose family . rutilant . Via Fr , rouge , roux , russet . rissole , rubicund , rubidium , from the red lines in its spectrum ( see el 37 ) . rubiginous , rubigo , ruby . L robus : red . robustus : oak ...