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AEIPATHY

Postby tcward » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:10 pm

According to the Phrontistery's Lost Words:

aeipathy n 1847 -1853
continued passion; an unyielding disease
Her aeipathy for stamp collecting bordered at times on the pathological.


And I half wonder if the expression yippee! couldn't be derived from the assimilation between the first and second syllables of this fine word...

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Postby Apoclima » Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:43 pm

Hey, Tim thanks for the link to the Lost Words dictionary!

I found Grogie's "stiricide" there too!

"Agh! These Alpha-Agorans and their aeipathy for etymology!"

Does anyone recognize the "aei-" part of this?

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Re: AEIPATHY

Postby Stargzer » Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:52 pm

tcward wrote: . . .
And I half wonder if the expression yippee! couldn't be derived from the assimilation between the first and second syllables of this fine word...

-Tim


Alas, the Online Etymology Dictionary only has:

yippee
interjection of pleasure, etc., 1920.


But I do remember the yippies of my youth! (Another stroll down the 60s Counter-cultural lane for Henri! :wink: )

And we won't mention John McClane's (Bruce Willis) comeback in Die Hard when the villain, Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) said, "Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mister Cowboy?"
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Postby Grogie » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:56 am

Aeipathy. What a fantastic word!
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Postby tcward » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:00 am

I wonder if its usage dropped due to confusion with apathy.

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Postby Grogie » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:43 pm

It,s possible.
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