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11. Quantalism: The Big Picture [Journals] [Aeon]
... W. Wescott The assigned title of my oral presentation to the 1994 Kronia Symposium was "Velikovsky: The Big Picture." In it, I called attention to the etymological fact that Immanuel Velikovsky's surname is a patronymic derivative of the Russian adjective velik, "great." This Slavic word, in turn, comes, by way of ... , provided that its motion was not geosynchronous, to seem swift-moving when viewed from Earth's surface. Sanskrit asman can mean either "heaven" or "stone." Most etymologists have assumed that they were here dealing with two unconnected words. But, if we may assume a protohistoric frequency of meteorite falls that greatly exceeded that of our day ...
12. A Note on the Term "Hyksos" [Journals] [Kronos]
... see that Velikovsky's so-called-translation of the term Hyksos is actually a quote from the antiquarian Josephus (Against Apion, I, 82) who had based his remarks upon_those of the Egyptian historian Manetho. Moreover, if one additionally checks reference #7 on the very same page, Velikovsky openly and freely admits that "at present the preferred etymology sees in the name Hyk-sos the Egyptian equivalent for the rulers of foreign countries'."(4 ) At this juncture, any impartial judge would either throw Kadish's case out of court, declare a mistrial, or order the prosecutor into his closed chambers for an explanation and/or reprimand. For our purposes, however, it ...
13. News from the Internet [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... A Turkish-English dictionary, Istanbul, 1971: 1326 35 W. Eilers, Sinn und Herkunft der Planetennamen, Munich, 1976: 44 36 E. Klein, A comprehensive etymological dictionary of the Hebrew language, 1987: 86 ad barqa'i 37 E. Klein, A comprehensive etymological dictionary of the Hebrew language, 1987: 4 ad avrçq 38 ... 137 28 S. S. Genuth, Comets, popular culture, and the birth of modern cosmology, Princeton, 1997: 207f. 29 J. Pokorny, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, I-II, 1959: 1027 ad st ? r-; compare W. Eilers, Sinn und Herkunft der Planetennamen, Munich, 1976: 5f.; A ...
14. Venus in Ancient Myth and Language [Journals] [Aeon]
... rather than original, in nature. It is my opinion that other meanings associated with this and similar roots should be considered, not so much for the final word in etymology, but for the additional light which they might be able to cast on the origins of Venus' cult. If the analysis of Talbott and myself is on the ... celebrated goddess of love. (7 ) The beard of Venus would also appear to be reflected in the linguistic heritage of the Indo-European peoples. Thus, in Pokorny's Indogermanisches Etymologisches Worterbuch, one finds that *uendh signifies "beard," a word which shares the root *uen, regarded by Pokorny and others as that found in the ...
15. Night of the Gods: Disputatio Circularis [Books]
... the words of the ritual and the " properties, ' and the names of the properties, of his and their worship. This broadly defines the chief purpose for which Etymology is summoned as a witness in this Inquiry, where the nature, that is the function, of the god is made to account for his etymon, instead of ... ' golden dustmen' to command; and consequently, and also for the urgent reason that life is short, the present Inquiry is sadly defective in every direction. The etymologist, the dreamist and nightmarist, the timorite, are all welcome here, to meet Euhemerus; who may even worship his ancestors, and be frightened of their ghosts ...
... under hemisphere were in number precisely the same as the varshas of the upper hemisphere, namely seven; and that while these underworld divisions were called patalas, nothing in the etymology of the name, or in the extant descriptions of the regions, is in the least inconsistent with the require ments of the law of perfect symmetry else where found ... . xlv, p. 222.) . 86 THE EARLIEST COSMOLOGIES universe denominated dvipas. 1 What and where were these? The word has been ex plained by Sanskrit etymologists as signifying "between waters." Accordingly, Indianists have usually translated it "island." Every island is certainly "between waters." The question arises, ...
17. The River of Ocean [Journals] [SIS Review]
... paid but passing heed above. Of course, if Olorun was the equivalent of Uranus, he could not have been the sky. As I have indicated previously, "etymologically, Uranus has been identified with the Indian god Varuna, whom the Rig Veda equates with Agni and thus, inadvertently, with Saturn" . ( ... sea was the domain of a deity named Rua. Among other epithets, this god was known as Rua-of-the-ocean-in-the-sky . Despite the objections that might be raised by etymologists, we shall note the similarity between the name of this Tahitian god, Rua, and that of the Egyptian Ra whom we have already seen identified as a personification ...
18. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... were gods of nature and fertility, and this compares well with the original sense of venus as a common noun; beauty, fecundity, copulation and love. 2. Etymological roots may well be "longer lasting than the hardest stone"; but this is more than can be said for their semantic content - their meaning. Think of ... sea-food titbit in England whilst a Winkel is a corner in German and a shop in Dutch.... With attested examples of semantic drifting on this scale, amateur etymologists beware! 3. The spellings/dissections Ba-I-Nau for ben(n )u and Va-I-nai-rai for venire are nothing if not audacious; but they are of rather less ...
19. Thoth Vol III, No. 16: Dec 1, 1999 [Journals] [Thoth]
... effect of both the comma and the coma (comet). Mark Newbrook: IS THIS MEANT SERIOUSLY? A DOUBLE MEANING FOR comma (ON WHAT EVIDENCE) AND AN ETYMOLOGICAL LINK WITH coma/comet (DITTO)? Not a "double" meaning. A triple meaning (for starters), which I interpret as a reflection of ... were reflected in written language at its inception and, as a whole, they cannot be understood apart from the Saturn model. Prior assumptions of historians, anthropologists, and etymologists cannot account for the complex of meanings attached to those ancient words describing the primeval condition, the age of Saturn. Keeping to the most fundamental concepts, here are ...
20. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes [Journals] [Kronos]
... "I am possessed" or, on p. 51, he glosses the Sanskrit verb asmi as "breathe" when it means "am." Others are mistaken etymologies, such as the derivation, on p. 51, of English be from Sanskrit bhu or, on p. 331, of English sibyl (via Attic Greek ... dating from as early as 1960). 5. St. Jerome is apparently responsible for this highly imaginative explanation of Greek síbulla, whose origin is listed by most contemporary etymologists as unknown. Like Greek túrannos, "lord" (the source of the English word tyrant), which is structurally analogous to it, síbulla probably comes from ...
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