Thus, some of the best and furthest-descended English words --the etymological
Howards and Percys --are now democratised, nay, plebeianised --so to speak --in the New World.
For such an early state of affairs, the particular etymological
construal '[solar] crossing over [of Wu [?
Generally, a DOM equals to a basic Chinese character (not to those that were simplified or wrongly used in the contemporary era), and is a Chinese etymological
The term "terror" has shifted in the etymological
landscape in recent years, so that what was once called terrorism has exerted a chilling grip on the population.
Even though they are "pure Americanisms," they could also have been used in prehistoric times, with no etymological
reason for the coincidence.
The origin of the Mode word monkey, recorded since 1530 in John Palsgrave's English--French dictionary Lesclarcissement della langue francoyse, ranks among the etymological
riddles still to be solved.
Whether we talk about vaccination or inoculation the etymological
leads throw up some surprises.
Notable among these, perhaps not surprisingly given its etymological
roots, are investigations of the human body and the ways that physical states can evoke states of mind--from the abundances of flesh in the paintings of Lisa Yuskavage and Jenny Saville to the uncanny mixed-media works of Brazilian Adriana Varejao, whose carefully painted surfaces, often suggesting expanses of decorative tile, are interrupted by gashes that reveal what appears to be bloody tissue lurking behind the tessellation.
and by Quignard's relentless quest for origins, whether etymological
, cultural, or even biological.
In support of his claim, the author argues that Hermogenes' conventionalist theory of naming is quite sensible and is not refuted by Socrates; that the main purpose of the etymological
section is to undermine our confidence in etymology as a form of philosophical enquiry; and that the apparently tangential and inconclusive discussions in the final section of the dialogue are best understood as illustrations of Plato's thesis about philosophical methodology.
Some thirty-five pages are devoted to disparaging Epigram 45 as a product of "slick, determinedly detached intellectuality" (77) on Jonson's part, whose etymological
play on his son's name in the opening lines Booth views as a pedantic riddle that provides the poem's readers with a "satisfying diversion" (66).
Many, many entries were overhauled to reflect changes in technology or to add new archival or etymological
information," says Hale.