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authorize/d

Postby gailr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:13 am

I just used this word regarding a book, and noticed for the first time the word 'author' within it. I consulted etymonline and found all kinds of interesting antecedents: authorized (authorize, give authority to) ---> author (author, originator, creator, instigator) & (enlarger, founder, master, leader) --> augment (increase, enhance) & (to increase, make big, enlarge, enrich).

Some of our words associated with the written word or those who are able to write it still retain the sense of awe felt by those who were excluded from the 'magic' of reading and writing.
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Re: authorize/d

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:53 am

I like your 2013 panache!
And the word intersections and interrelations are fascinating.
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Re: authorize/d

Postby gailr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:16 pm

Thanks, Perry -- my avatar has more hats than I do. :)

You never know where etymonline will lead in a search!
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