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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 What does Etymonline mean by 'to raise (someone) out of trouble'?

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

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Q&A How did 'to wit' shift (from "to know") 🡺 to mean 'that is to say'?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A How can fulsome constitute "a case of ironic understatement"?

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A How did 'ad-' + 'rogare' compound to mean 'to make great claims about oneself'?

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

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Q&A How did 'security' semantically shift to signify 'tradable financial asset'?

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by dsr‭

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Q&A How does the semantic notion of “in defiance of” signify “notwithstanding”?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How can the Latin prefix 'in-' possibly befit imputare?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How does "happening" appertain to "(be)falling"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by PSTH‭

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

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by PSTH‭

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Q&A How did 'style' signify names of court cases?

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Q&A How did 'unless' evolve to mean 'if not'?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by PSTH‭  ·  edited 1y ago by PSTH‭

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

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

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Q&A How's “drag” (tractāre) semantically related to “handle, deal with, discuss”?

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

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

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

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