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Q&A How did 'equity' semantically broaden to mean 'common shares'?

0 answers  ·  posted 4d ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 1d ago by PSTH‭

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

0 answers  ·  posted 4d ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 4d ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How did "re" + "join" semantically compound to mean "riposte"?

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How did “-able” semantically shift to mean “requiring”?

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How does "drive out" shift to signify "weigh out"?

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A What's the semantic field of "putare"?

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How did 'folding back' semantically shift to mean 'reply'?

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How did 'in-' + 'putare' compound to mean 'to attribute, credit to'?

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A How did 'to wit' shift to denote 'that is to say'?

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by PSTH‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by PSTH‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 7mo 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 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by PSTH‭

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

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A How did 'less than' semantically shift to mean 'if not'?

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by tommi‭

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Q&A What explains Arabic "Greater Etymology"?

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by user53100‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by user53100‭

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Q&A Etymology of "ohyra"?

2 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by tommi‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How can a prepositional phrase shift to become a verb?

2 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Etymology of "son of a gun"

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by hkotsubo‭

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