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The -us in octopus is not, etymologically speaking, a Latin inflection, but part of a Greek root, whose plural would bepodes, as in the next example.
BEING such a lover of words, I'm generally etymologically curious, and you'll be unsurprised to note that one of my favourite 'clever clever' jokes is 'what's the difference between an etymologist and an endomologist?
Etymologically speaking, Maya Mazloum, head of academic studies and Arabic instructor at Eton Institute, said the word Jumeirah has two origins.
Etymologically the product of the Latin words 'carne' and 'vale', Carnival bids a somewhat ominous-sounding 'farewell to flesh', an allusion to the last few decadent days before the devout settle down to the pre-Easter weeks without meat.
Etymologically speaking the word shtick has Yiddish origins but is also closely related to German word 'stuck', not be confused with 'stuck-up'.
Though etymologically exact ("born to"), the normative overtones of the term in contemporary English undo Zayas' basic point, that succour is not "natural" to the patriarchal family, but is found, by divine grace, in strangers.
Etymologically, the word has been encrusted with as many definitions as the hordes of citizens who gathered in New York City's Zuccotti Park for two months and beyond in the fall of 2011.
of Reno) investigates the phenomena of journalism in its etymologically original sense of producing reports for a local journal and how it has or has not changed over time, particularly in light of the media and information revolution of the last two decades.
Poesis was not techne (from which we etymologically derive our modern terms "technique" and "technology"), which for the ancients meant the art of crafting.
Etymologically, the author uses informative and subjective terms, such as "enslaved," "European empire," "colonialism," "dislocation," and "assimilation," which throughout this study lend reference to the direct and indirect systemic subordination of people of African descent.
75), leiden (to suffer) and Leidenschaft (passion) are etymologically bound to each other.
The word Xebec etymologically traces its roots to the Catalan word which means a warship.