The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
JHU Press, 2001 - 672 էջ
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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Aphrodite gives us such English words as aphrodisiac . ... as is commonly said , but of desire ) Greek Eros ( Roman Cupid ) : these names give us material ...
Greek phobos means dread , but fear gives birth to hatred . There are too many phobias , but the phil words also abound . Philanthropy , love of man .
... vaulted room ) gives us camera - camera obscura : dark room - and comrade ... but also , via Low German heben , gives us the vaulted heaven .
Thus the root bhel , which gives English bellows , drops the vowel to form the English bladder . Where Greek has o , Latin may have e ; as cosmogony ...
Ancient Greek polis , city , gives us Constantinople , the metropolis ( mother city ) and the politics in which we are , willy - nilly , involved ; in ...