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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Latin sto , stare , to stand , present participle stans , stantem , past participle status ( taken directly into English ) , gives us such differing words as stow , store , circumstance , extant , instant , prostitute , state ...
Space is supposed from what it separates , Mind is marked by what it conjoins . men II : stand out , project ; threaten . L minax , minacem . minatory . menace . commination . amenable ; adminicle : standing toward ; hence , supporting ...
An obstacle is a little something that stands in the way . Lobstare , whence also , via Fr , oust and ouster . From L constare : to stand together ( for sale ) , came cost ; we may still say , “ Those will stand you five dollars .