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by William Hupy
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Coitus
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Coitus

This originally meant come together, until it took on the predominately sexual sense. But it’s PIE and Latin roots were simply “come with”. Co + ire.
by William Hupy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Applique
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Applique

From French, from Latin. A material applied over another.
by William Hupy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Jostle
Replies: 0
Views: 407

Jostle

Originally justle. To knock against as in joust. This originally meant “to have sex”. As I recall jazz originally meant the same. There is no end to verbs for that activity.
by William Hupy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hindrance
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Hindrance

It appears this is strictly of Germanic origin. To repress.
by William Hupy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Grotto
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Grotto

From Greek to Latin to Italian. Then to us. It can reference either a natural or artificial cave.
by William Hupy
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Idea
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Idea

The idea occurred to me when studying Italian, idea. The word for idea in german is similar: idee. I reckoned that since both the Germanic and Romance languages have variations of this same theme, there must be a PIE origin. Sure enough. *wid-es-ya-, suffixed form of root *weid- "to see."
by William Hupy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: lapsarian
Replies: 0
Views: 680

lapsarian

I saw this word in an article in Atlantic, but used in a non biblical sense, which made sense...the belief in the fall of man from innocence.
by William Hupy
Thu May 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Stint
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Stint

I was surprised that the Germanic origin of this has a PIE heritage.
by William Hupy
Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Ply
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Ply

One would think that this simple word has an Anglo Saxon origin. However, it is Latin based, from plicare, to fold. I like how the many senses of the verb and the noun, not without reason, evolved from the root.
by William Hupy
Wed May 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Pegorative
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Pegorative

Yes.
by William Hupy
Tue May 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Ameliorate
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Ameliorate

Make better.
by William Hupy
Tue May 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Pegorative
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Pegorative

Make worse.
by William Hupy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Din
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Din

If you are as inept at Scrabble as I am, you appreciate three letter words in abundance. It should be no surprise that this is strictly of Germanic origin. Capitalized, interestingly as DIN, it is the acronym for Deutsche Industrie- Norm, German Industrial Standard.
by William Hupy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Temulent
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: Temulent

Thanks for the word Grogie. I saw this word and I knew immediately that it was submitted by you. I am also a Michigander.
by William Hupy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Onerous
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Onerous

From Latin, onus, through French to English. Burdensome.

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