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give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)

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Ben, as Idel explains, has its root in BNH, "to build," and relates to Binyan, building, and Boneh, builder, or, extravagantly etymologized, to Binah, or Havannah, "understanding" (p.
Latin secundus "the second" which through the old alternatesequondos can be ascribed to sequi "follow" With help of this category the last Tibetan cardinal direction which hitherto have been un-clarified may be etymologized. Among the remaining three names two offer no problem at all.
What Borges is pointing out here in 1925 is a method that he employed all the rest of his life, especially in his fictions: the etymologized adjective, as I have called it.
it can be relevantly etymologized by the user ("it's called the West Bank because it's a west bank"; i.e.
(83) But at 31-2, the activities of those who should stay at Rome all involve synonyms of egerere, from which Egeria's name was etymologized; Maltby (n.
At Odyssey 18.163, achreion is best etymologized as being derived from achri "until".
The editor has endeavored to provide etymologies for most words, well realizing, no doubt, that many of them are necessarily tentative (proper names have not been etymologized).
Often etymologized by sixteenth- century lexicographers as deriving from sarkos [flesh] or sarkizo [to rip or tear the flesh], sarcasm is an effective weapon in Homer's rhetorical arsenal, and it is a device often noted by Eustathius, who associates it with barus, the Hermogenean form that denotes bitter or scornful speech.
There is a slope from transparent names inclining downward toward names that can be etymologized, ending with truly opaque names.
The second syllable of tan-ngaweh 'iron arch on altar of G'uisha' is not etymologized (p.
Each chapter contains an onomasticon, where proper names, occurring in the texts, are explained and etymologized insofar as our present state of knowledge allows.
In a 1983 paper I etymologized wrongly -kombe as belonging to DEDR 2118: I agree now fully with Hockings' etymology, i.e., 1732.
But I would stay with Tn's reading [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED], a word easily etymologized as `rod' < `chastisement'[UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED].