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It is not surprising that Adams's decisions frequently do not agree with those of others, and it is typical for the conditions under which an etymologist does his work in (pre-)historical semantics that the deviations found do not occur in a systematic fashion.
The author of biographies and histories, he was best known for The Etymologist, a study of grammar and rhetoric.
It has left us with a rich heritage of fascinating names and hours of amusement for the amateur etymologist.
Shamsie's novel focuses on the privileged existence of its main characters-the young prepubescent Hasan and his close relatives, who all live in neighboring homes in an upper-class part of town-not seeking so much to critique their lives of indolent leisure (Hasan's lovely mother owns an art gallery and is a painter herself, the father a lawyer but at heart an etymologist, sparring witticisms and playing clever word games with his brother-in-law the politician as well as others), but rather to create sympathy for the intellectual and political-elite class they represent.
It was, he points out, the forerunner of today's "stigma illness" Finally, Daniel Rosenberg examines the importance of language and its social background through one individual's work, English radical and etymologist John Horne Tooke.
An etymologist is one who knows the difference between etymology and entomology.
Mencken explored that, too, and decided that Albert Walker Read, a noted etymologist, came closest when he said that it meant a swampy place.
Now an eminent etymologist thinks we might all have been heading down the wrong track by associating the city's name to its ancient pool.
Now a cynical etymologist might put a witty interpretation on the concepts of gambling, earnings and wedlock being linguistically related
Btk is really tricky to use," said Andrew Liebhold, a federal research etymologist and nationally recognized expert on the gypsy moth.
Let's hear from the colloquial philologist, the vernacular etymologist, the polyglot lexicologist and the armchair anarchist.
Durkin, chief etymologist for the dictionary, writes that: 'the Anglo-Norman Dictionary has quite revolutionized a huge number of OED etymologies' (p.