The etymology of the word Pali is uncertain.
In etymology he endeavoured to find a Roman explanation of words where possible (according to him frater was =fere alter).
This etymology, however, is not much in favour now.
The etymology may be wrong, but this is the popular sense of the word.
2 The etymology and original meaning of parricidium are doubtful.
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.
It is probable then that there is a triple popular etymology in the various forms of writing the name Assur; viz.
The etymology of the word Mahratta (Maratha) is uncertain.
For Pallas, he prefers the old etymology from, raXXw (to "shake"), rather in the sense of "earth-shaker" than "` lance-brandisher."
Popular etymology has given the word its present form, as if it meant "wing-flapper," from "lap," a fold or flap of a garment.
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.
The popular etymology of the name Tabriz from tab=fever, riz = pourer away (verb, rikhtan = pour away, flow; German rieseln?), hence "fever-destroying," is erroneous and was invented in modern times.
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."
It is certain that the snakes have been evolved as a specialized branch from some Lacertilian stock, and that both "orders" are intimately related, but it is significant that it is only through the degraded members of the 1 For the etymology of this word, see Crocodile.
"House of Bread," or, according to a more questionable etymology, "of [the god] Lakhmu"), a small town in Palestine, situated on a limestone ridge (2550 ft.
The still later form of the legend, a product of the Hellenistic period, is due to a mistaken etymology of the name.
However, it is practically certain, both from the etymology of the word Purim and from the resemblance of the festivals, that the feast, as represented in the Book of Esther, was borrowed from the Persians, who themselves appeared to have adapted it from the Babylonians.
Schmidt in Roscher's Lexikon der Mythologie (where the different forms of the name and its etymology are fully discussed); O.
All that can be said at present about this difficult etymology is that in the non-Semitic Babylonian the medial m represented quite evidently an indeterminate nasal which could also be indicated by the combination rig.
These are (1) the origin of the cuneiform signs, (2) the etymology of the phonetic values, and (3) the elucidation of the many and varied primitive sign-meanings.
Professor Paul Haupt may be termed the father of Sumerian etymology, as he was really the first to place this study on a scientific basis in his Sumerian Family Laws and Akkadian and Sumerian Cuneiform Texts.
Until further light has been thrown on the nature of Sumerian, this language should be regarded as standing quite alone, a prehistoric philological remnant, and its etymology should be studied only with reference to the Sumerian inscriptions themselves.
This principle is that of popular etymology, i.e.
1 This etymology, however, is not certain.
No satisfactory etymology of the name has been suggested.
S5) notices this false etymology, shows how similarity of sound had led to it, and gives the correct derivation.
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.
Etymology, is generally acknowledged.
The folk-etymology of the word Passover given in Exod.
Popular etymology has connected the word with "good"; this is exemplified by the corruption of "God be with you" into "good-bye."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 identified the symbol with the initial letter of centum, " hundred."
But opposed to this etymology is the fact that the word cagot is first found in the for of Beam not earlier than 1551.
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."
"Queer," which has much the same meaning, is of doubtful etymology, but is generally taken as adapted from German.
The etymology of the word Tophet is obscure; it is possibly of Aramaic origin and means,"fire-place," cf.
By this party, as appears from this tradition, the Ghuzz were not considered to be genuine Turks, but to be Turkmans (that is, according to a popular etymology, resembling Turks).
25), transcriptions (the first form modified by reference to the etymology) of the Greek Alec-alas, (Mevias, Meador), which in turn represents the Aramaic K,47?
This etymology makes the word mean " pious."
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.
The etymology of the name may be Saxon, but there is no evidence of a Saxon settlement, and the place is not mentioned in Domesday.
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.
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.
Balaam; the etymology of the name is uncertain), a prophet in the Bible.
The etymology of the word has been much discussed.
The more probable etymology, however, is that of Hallaglun, or Halligland, i.e.
The most plausible etymology connects the name with the Assyrian guru, either in the sense of "turn" of office at the beginning of the New Year or in that of "pebble" used for votes or lots.
All agree with the etymology in calling it Cambaluc, which should be accented Cambaluc.
Perhaps the etymology ought to be sought in quite another direction, namely, in the likeness to Suomi.
The etymology of the word is unknown; "hound" represents the common Teutonic term (Ger.
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.
In fact, as well as in Celtic etymology, it was " the town in the forest."