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Deep Roots: Illuminations in Etymology By Frank Marrero
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Etymology of key words, especially those dealing with profundities of the human condition and the deepest meanings therein.
The Etymology of Chinese 辰 Chén By Richard S Cook
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This edition presents for the first time the original full-size laser master of Richard Cook’s 1995 LTBA 18.2 monograph. In this typographically complex and copiously illustrated study, the... More > original signification of the Chinese 辰 chén pictogram is demonstrated from graphic, semantic, and phonological perspectives. On the basis of an examination of the extant Chinese material from all historical periods, it is shown that the 辰 chén sign is in fact a representation of a scorpion in striking position as seen in profile. It is shown that this representation bears directly upon the once vigorous traditions relating to the ancient equinoctial position of the star Antares in the Breast of the Celestial Scorpion. And though certain stellar concepts betray the likelihood of an early (pre-OBI) Sino-Mesopotamian relation (stimulus diffusion), these concepts nevertheless took peculiar Chinese form, such that it is possible to demonstrate the cognacy of Chinese 辰 chén and ‘scorpion’ words in Sino-Tibetan.< Less
New Word-Analysis Or, School Etymology of English Derivative Words By William Swinton
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Building English Vocabulary With Etymology Introduction By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Historically, the Angles and Saxon tribes occupied Britain after expelling the Celts to Ireland. Beginning in the first century BCE, Julius Caesar’s legions conquered and occupied Britain, and Roman troops remained until the fifth century. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This series of books focuses then on etymology from Latin and Greek. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words.< Less
Isidore's Etymologies: Hardcover Edition, Vol 2 By Priscilla Throop
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Hardcover edition of volume two of Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, books XI-XX plus Index of Latin words.
Isidore's Etymologies: Hardcover Edition, Vol I By Priscilla Throop
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This "encyclopedia" by the seventh century bishop of Seville, an important source for the history of intellectual culture in the early middle ages, gathers together the elements of secular... More > learning and adds a great deal of ecclesiastical information. Its wide use in medieval education is attested by the more than a thousand extant manuscripts, second only to the number of manuscripts of the Bible.Isidore sets out the etymology or "true meaning" of words - to him, the fundamental means to all knowledge.< Less
Isidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation, Volume 2 By Priscilla Throop
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Volume two of Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, books XI-XX plus Index of Latin words.
Building English Vocabulary with Etymology from Latin Book I By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This is the first book of a series that focuses on etymology from Latin and Greek. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words. The meanings of a series of “reusable” classical prefixes and roots are presented that facilitate the deciphering of multiple related words.< Less
Building English Vocabulary with Etymology from Latin Book II By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This is the second book of a series that focuses on etymology from Latin and Greek. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words. The meanings of a series of “reusable” classical prefixes and roots are presented that facilitate the deciphering of multiple related words.< Less
Building English Vocabulary with Etymology from Latin Book III By Peter Beaven
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Etymology is the study of word origins and development. It provides one of the easiest and most effective ways to build vocabulary, because knowledge of some common roots and prefixes makes possible... More > the figuring out of new word meanings. English is compounded of several languages, primarily Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) and Latin. Their Latin influence persists notably in the names of English cities ending in “-caster” or “-chester,” from the Latin “castra” meaning “encampment.” This is the third book of a series that focuses on etymology from Latin and Greek. The texts are designed to aid in learning the definitions of specific, deconstructed words. The meanings of a series of “reusable” classical prefixes and roots are presented that facilitate the deciphering of multiple related words.< Less