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Posts tagged etymology

Etymology is the study of words. For a list of resources about etymology, check out our resources

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Q&A How did "as" amass all its confusing "broad and vague meanings"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How did 'forfeit' shift to signify ‘penalty imposed for committing such a misdeed'?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A How did 'solicit' semantically shift to signify ‘manage affairs’?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A Why “chose” in action? Why not “right/droit” in action?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A Why do the most spoken human languages in 2021 greet with words related to health or peace?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A How did “negotiable” mean “a good or security whose ownership is easily transferable”?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A How did "put under" shift to signify "cause to take the place of", then "enough"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A How did 'quibus?' shift to mean 'evasion of a point at issue'?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A How did kúklos ("circular") shift to signify "general"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A Why are service or maintenance contracts called 'warranties', when they aren't Legal Warranties?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A How can "lemma" be translated as "rede-ship" with merely Germanic etymons?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A What did the etymons of “on by + out, over, up” mean?

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Q&A Expound and simplify the "semantic progression" behind "must"?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A How does backwardation semantically relate to "backward"?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by tommi‭

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Q&A What explains Arabic "Greater Etymology"?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user53100‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by user53100‭

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Q&A Etymology of "ohyra"?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by tommi‭

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Q&A What semantic notions underlie "gasket" with "little gird, maidservant"?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A What semantic notions underlie 'privity' with 'privity of contract'?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A How did 'equity' semantically shift to mean 'Assets — Liabilities'?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A Etymology of "son of a gun"

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by hkotsubo‭

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Q&A How did 'the better to —' semantically shift to mean 'So as to — better'?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A What does "unused root" mean?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Using adjectives that are related to taste for describing emotions

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Melancholy‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A What is the origin (etymology) of the word مسدس (pistol)?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Medi1saif‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Why is “timbre” pronounced “tamber”?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user8078‭

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Q&A Whence אֶת between partners' names?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by David‭

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