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a lexicographer who specializes in etymology

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But also in the case of less imaginative etymologies, one has to be careful: the desirability of providing a Greek etymon may cast a doubt on the authority of the meaning, and the possibility of of cherry-picking on the part of the the etymologist cannot be excluded.
After all, correct orthography is not the purview of the etymologist or the historian.
In a 2009 column for The Oxford Etymologist entitled "Why Don't We Know the Origin of the Word Ghetto?
THIS HANDSOME BOOK had its genesis in a conference held at Cambridge in 2009 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the death of Whitley Stokes, philologist, etymologist, codifier of Anglo-Indian law, scholar and editor.
The etymologist finds the deadest word to have been once a brilliant picture.
Charlotte Schuchardt Read, who acquired that last name when she married famed etymologist and lexicographer Allen Walker Read in 1953, later delivered such workshops.
The research has been conducted by Peter Doyle, a military historian, and Julian Walker, an etymologist, who have analysed thousands of documents from the period - including letters from the front, trench newspapers, diaries, books and official military records - to trace how language changed during the four years of the war.
Some time during the war, Chad and Kilroy met, and in the spirit of Allied unity merged with the British drawing appearing over the American phrase," wrote British etymologist Dave Wilton.
The pre-eminent etymologist Allen Walker Read has pointed out that "only a wavering line" exists between beautiful Indian names like Susquehanna and Appalachia, and those "with a jocular flavor" such as Poughkeepsie, Oshkosh, and Kalamazoo.
I am not an etymologist, nor am I particularly interested in becoming a full-fledged conlanger (that's a language inventor), but I am curious about whether there is a way for theatremakers, educators and audiences to expand and refine a vocabulary that will support deeper, perhaps more precise, discussions of theatre art and the environment within which it is made.
This is because his citations posit a synchronicity between past and present that his diachronic perspective as an archaeologist and an etymologist would seem to contradict.
Vander Sijs, a Dutch linguist and etymologist, shows how many other Dutch words and phrases have emigrated into North American English.
Turkey's history as a corridor and a prize for migrating and trading peoples - whether nomads, refugees or conquering empires - has made it, in the words of etymologist Professor George Hewitt, a "linguistic treasure-trove".
104) Pulitzer Prize winner and noted etymologist, William Safire, agrees that "deplored" is a step below "condemned," ignoring any modifiers, on the scale of harsh language employed by the Security Council in its resolutions.
17) In fact, the eminent etymologist Joan Corominas registers the use of puto as a referent for sodomite as early as the fifteenth century (1973: 484), as Camilo Jose Cela also observes in his Diccionario del erotismo (1988: 773); Cela also quotes Nebrija on the subject.