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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Note that Gk Tuphon is related to tuphein : to cloud , to smoke ; whence also typhus and typhoid . OED lists 6 and details 5 related words .
Gc roost ; whence rooster ( coined in the U.S. ) . See ane . “ A rooster is monarch of his own dunghill . ” ( k ) rek : weave .
whence also cooncan . hidalgo : son of someone : a propertied but second - rank noble . Gc , who , whose , whom ; which . The six questions reporters are ...