popular etymology


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popular etymology

n
(Linguistics) linguistics another name for folk etymology
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Another popular etymology connects the word with ' go sip'; when British politicians sent their assistants to bars to ' go sip' a beer and listen to public opinion
The narrator based this popular etymology, curiously attributed to an Egyptian, on the Hebrew root MSH, "draw from water," rather than on the Egyptian word mes or mesu for son (cf.
I cannot resist remarking that, without mentioning the recent popular interest in the Prayer of Jabez in 4:9-10 as a sort of mantra guaranteeing success in family and business, Klein notes that in context the prayer asks God to counteract what would appear to be negative connotations of pain and harm in the popular etymology of the name Jabez.

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