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Posts by PSTH‭

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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 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

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

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

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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 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 a problem or puzzle be analogized as a knot?

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by Jordan‭

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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 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 'equity' semantically broaden to mean 'common shares'?

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

Question etymology finance
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