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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Also ( in the sense of trying out ) practice , practical , practitioner ; impractical . apraxis . pragmatism . Via Fr , barter .
spei in the sense of swell came spick and speck : fat meat ( as blubber ; whence also the first element of specktioneer ; see sneit ) .
The original sense of both noun and adjective implied taking great care ; see cura . The temper words - temperature , measured first by the pulse count ...