Principles of English Etymology Volume 1

Principles of English Etymology Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...to resound (frequentative); 1 Except in the length of the vowel. This variation (which is common) may perhaps be due to a difference in stress. see Rietz, p. 410. This Swed. dial, lom-ra is evidently the E. lum-b-er, in the sense of making a noise, as in ' The lumbering of the wheels' in Cowper's John Gilpin, st. 6 from the end; see Lumber (2) in my Dictionary. Moreover, the O. Lat. clu-ere, to hear, had the pres. pt. clu-ens, later form cli-ens, one who hears, one who obeys, a dependant; and from the acc. cli-enl-em came the F. cli-ent and E. cli-enl, which is thus seen to be not a native word, but borrowed from Latin through the French. Similarly, E. glory is borrowed from the O. F. glorie, Lat. glo-ria, which is certainly a weakened form of an older "clo-ria, allied to Gk. (cAt'-or (for -X-f-or), glory, from the same root KLEU; cf. Gk. Kxu-tov, renowned (above)'. A still more extraordinary result is that the very same root has yielded the mod. E. slave, derived, through the F. esclave and G. sklave, M. H. G. slave, from the O. Russ. Slovene, the Slavonians; for the orig. sense of slave was a captive Slave, or one of the Slavonic race. The literal sense of Slov/ne was 'the intelligible' people; for, like other races, they regarded their neighbours as 'dumb, ' or speaking unintelligibly; so that Slov/ne is a derivative from the Old Slavonic slo-vo, a word; allied to Old Slav. slu-li, to be named, to be illustrious. This verb slu-li, like the Russ. slu-sh-ale, to hear, is from the same root KLEU as before. The peculiarity by which the initial K has been changed into s is found not only in Slavonic, but in the Skt. cru, to hear; where the symbol f denotes a sound that is pronounced nearly as s, though etymologically derived from an...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
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  • 9781236527295