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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Skr , bo tree , bodhi tree ( Skr bodhi : awakening ) . ... found the Way under a pipal ( bo ) tree at Buddh Gaya in 530 B.C. Gc , bid , forbid ; verboten ...
Gk dendron : tree . dendrite , dendroid ; dendrochronology : calculating dates by tree rings . philodendron . rhododendron . OED lists 13 dendr ( 0 ) words ...
Thus the delicious sap annually tapped from the maple tree . For food of good taste came sapid , savor , savory , sage ; contrariwise , insipid .