Popular etymology identified the symbol with the initial letter of centum, " hundred."
Balaam; the etymology of the name is uncertain), a prophet in the Bible.
Perhaps the etymology ought to be sought in quite another direction, namely, in the likeness to Suomi.
A Catholic commentator of the 16th century, Hieronymus ab Oleastro, seems to have been the first to connect the name " Jehova " with howah interpreting it contritio, sive pernicies (destruction of the Egyptians and Canaanites); Daumer, adopting the same etymology, took it in a more general sense: Yahweh, as well as Shaddai, meant " Destroyer," and fitly expressed the nature of the terrible god whom he identified with Moloch.
Symbolizing, "a vain crowd of contrary and warring opinions"; and again9 as "vain people"; both phrases being based on a mistaken etymology of the name Balaam.
The etymology of the word is uncertain, but it has been taken to be connected with a root meaning "to twist."
The etymology of rivus and ripa is disputed; some scholars refer both to the root ri-, to drop, flow; others take ripa to be from the root seen in Gr.
This Greek word corresponds to New the idea suggested by the etymology of at-one-ment, the re-uniting in amity of those at variance, a sense which the word had in the 17th century but has since lost.
In fact, as well as in Celtic etymology, it was " the town in the forest."
The folk-etymology of the word Passover given in Exod.
Among the numerous conjectures which have been made as to the etymology of the term Africa ('Acppucii) may be quoted that which derives it from the Semitic radical.
The name Rhine, which is apparently of Celtic origin, is of uncertain etymology, the most favoured derivations being either from der Rinnende (the flowing), or from Rein (the clear), the latter being now the more generally accepted.
But opposed to this etymology is the fact that the word cagot is first found in the for of Beam not earlier than 1551.
The etymology of the name (for which several derivations have been proposed) and the origin of the town are equally uncertain, and there is not a single monument of antiquarian interest upon which to found a conjecture.
The still later form of the legend, a product of the Hellenistic period, is due to a mistaken etymology of the name.
Agglomerations of consonants are often met with as initials, giving the appearance of telescoped words - an appearance which historical etymology often confirms. IVlany of these initial consonants are silent in the dialects of the central provinces, or have been resolved into a simpler one of another character.
Even to the present day the legend has 1 It is probable that the story of the piercing of his feet is a subsequent invention to explain the name, or is due to a false etymology (from oih&o), 01St rovs in reality meaning the "wise" (from oTSa), chiefly in reference to his having solved the riddle, the syllable - irovs having no significance.
The etymology of the word Mahratta (Maratha) is uncertain.
The etymology of the word is unknown; "hound" represents the common Teutonic term (Ger.
For Pallas, he prefers the old etymology from, raXXw (to "shake"), rather in the sense of "earth-shaker" than "` lance-brandisher."
It is probable then that there is a triple popular etymology in the various forms of writing the name Assur; viz.
Popular etymology has connected the word with "good"; this is exemplified by the corruption of "God be with you" into "good-bye."
The etymology of the name, which to a Greek ear meant "swarthy-faced," is unknown, nor can we say why in official inscriptions of the Axumite dynasty the word is used as the equivalent of Habashat (whence the 1 For the topography and later history see Sudan and Abyssinia.
But there is an initial difficulty about the Greek rendering itself, as no satisfactory etymology of Bar-nabas in this sense has as yet been suggested.
R4 seq., intended to give an etymological interpretation of the name Yahweh," his etymology is any better than many other paronomastic explanations of proper names in the Old Testament, or than, say, the connexion of the name 'A7roXXcwv with airo?ovwv, 6.7roXuwv in Plato's Cratylus, or the popular derivation from eurOXXvµe.
18), quotes the grammarian Verrius Flaccus, to the effect that history, according to its etymology (icrrop€iv, inspicere, to inquire in person), is a record of events that have come under the author's own observation, while annals are a record of the events of earlier times arranged according to years.
Popular etymology has given the word its present form, as if it meant "wing-flapper," from "lap," a fold or flap of a garment.
"Queer," which has much the same meaning, is of doubtful etymology, but is generally taken as adapted from Ger.
25 a popular etymology is given of his name - Adam's wife called his name Seth, "For God," saith she, "bath appointed, shath, me another seed instead of Abel."
But in any case the Greek language hardly offered another word for an organ of revelation so colourless as arp04, rns, while the condition of etymology among the ancients made it possible to interpret it as having a special reference to prediction (so Eusebius, Dem.
The more probable etymology, however, is that of Hallaglun, or Halligland, i.e.