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... and Hertha von Dechand, dwelt originally in heaven [11. He was the rivers of heaven who flowed down from the sky to earth. He was the "beloved end of the earth, ruler of the pale" and his name, too, is derived etymologically from "heaven." Jane Harrison also found that "Okeanos is much more than Ocean and of other birth." [12 He was the "daimon of the upper air," of the stratosphere, of the binary system's atmospheric plenum in our interpretation ... Father of Rivers; he dimly appears in tradition, indeed, as the original god of heaven in the past. He stands in an Orphic hymn as "beloved end of the earth, ruler of the pole," and in that famous ancient lexicon, the Etymologicum magnum, his name is seen to derive from "heaven." Boreal means "northern." It also means "bore," a "hole". Both of these prehistoric meanings refer to the first human sense of direction. As the clouds that ...
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42. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... are not connected: however, surprisingly enough, Venus and Vanir may well be. The vanir 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 the pagan altars later put into service as pig troughs, or the standing stones which have been ... "bleak" and "bleach" share a common root; a "winkle" is a 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 value than the Gryphon's derivation of "lessons". 4. The-Egyptians did not need to show ...
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43. The Genie Of The Pivot [Kronos $]
... , forgotten, or dismissed. There was a similarly strong imprint on the formation of words and in the various meanings they share. The older the language, the stronger and more clearly can this imprint be seen. This is particularly true of Sanskrit. The conjectural etymologies and inferences from shared meanings of words set forth thus far might seem to be disregardful of accepted rules or even naive. It will, however, emerge that the sheer bulk of words which mutually agree- with recourse to a consistent set of rules- will ... , and Saturn.(21) The same is implicit also from ara, a knife, probe, instrument of iron, since the related Ara means Mars or Saturn.(22) Saturn is thus obliquely linked to the image of a knife or sword both etymologically and otherwise. Shiva's corresponding link is expressed by Khadgin, armed with a sword, an epithet of Shiva.(23) The shared meanings of Akshara include a sword or Shiva.(24) Akshara is arguably from akshah, among other things an axis ...
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44. Notes and Queries [SIS C&C Review $]
... . This is the old lane of the legend, narrow and twisting nowadays but formerly leading directly towards a priory (in ruins) and the summit of a large chalk slab known as Gold Hill. A piece of quite extensive common land still exists on the summit. It clearly was much larger until recent times. No gold has ever been found in the area, so the name is a bit of a puzzle. Medieval records (in the local library) prove the antiquity of the name. A local antiquarian suggested the etymology is derived from golden flowers of the gorse bushes which may have grown on the common. However I suggest the origin lies in a golden goddess, a variation of Aine (bright, shining, burnished). A few miles to the west, overlooking a steep valley, is a Glory Hill, which may have a similar etymology. The common is still the site of Spring and Summer Fairs and Gerrard might be a dialectual variation of Irish Gearoid Iarla, (a son of Aine*, a god associated with Lough ...
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45. I Samuel and the Habiru-Problem (Review) [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... question. Thus 'ibrÓm is used both as a perjorative for a rebellious Israel (for which see pp. 12-17) and as H abiru i.e. auxiliary troops during the Early Monarchy (closely argued on pp. 18-25). Moreover, the second usage, occurring as it does only in the second millennium, argues for an earlier date for these passages in 1 Samuel when H abiru, functioning as auxiliary troops, was still a known fact. The author also proposes a means by which h abiru and 'ibrÓm might be both etymologically and grammatically related. The opening syllable h a is universally agreed to as representing 'ayin. The second consonant has occasioned a seemingly endless debate based on alternative renderings in different languages and scripts without being conclusive, Van der Veen cites tandem authorities to redress the tendency to conclude that the "p" sound is the original in H abiru, thus compromising its direct equation with 'ibrÓm.One authority is Manfred Weippert, who argued that "labials placed before a following voiceless consonant tend to make that labial-- closing-- sound fluctuate ...
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... (the film title). It shows, of course, the love-making while the atomic rockets are on their way, but only in the end we see how they were released in the first place. Merrily, the president of the United States and the General Secretary in the Kremlin over the Hot Line are exchanging their experiences while being serviced by their beautiful private secretaries: the President of God's Own Country comes, and in his ecstasy hits the red button, leaving mankind with a movie's length of final lovemaking= coming. Etymology must begin with the study of Arno Schmidt and James Joyce who purposefully used and analyzed etym addressing. Etymology is not at all the successful tool Lowery makes it out to be when, e. g., he points to the reconstruction of the ancient Egyptian language: the decipherment of the hieroglyphs was not an achievement of etymology, and whoever has read a translation, say, of a literary text such as the Book of the Dead can not but agree that there is hardly anything more senseless in the way of expensive ...
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... to be clearly out of his depth is that of philology. In the area of graphonomy, he equates scripts with alphabets, despite the fact that most scripts are not alphabets, confuses hieroglyphic Hittite with cuneiform Hittite, and states that ancient Greek had no w, although many non-Attic dialects did (the name for it having been "digamma"). In the area of phonology, he talks of "glottal p" in Minoan and Mayan-- a phonetic impossibility, unless he means glottalized p. In the area of etymology, he suggests the cognation of the three Classical words okeanos, "ocean current," aqua, "water," and oikoumenÍ, "inhabited world," when no Indo-Europeanists support these equations. In the area of linguistic classification, finally, he describes Ancient Egyptian as "partly Semitic," which is the taxonomic equivalent of referring to horses as "partly cattle." Egyptian was closely related to Semitic, as horses are to cows; but hybridization, in the strict sense, is no more feasible in the ...
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... Sumerian, of course, is the virtual archetype of what linguistic taxonomists call a language-isolate, meaning a language that does not fall into any of the well-known language-families or exhibit clear cognation with any known language. Even if Sitchin is referring to written rather than to spoken language, it is unlikely that his contention can be persuasively defended, since Sumerian ideograms were preceded by the Azilian and Tartarian signaries of Europe as well as by a variety of script-like notational systems between the Nile and Indus rivers. Sitchin's "pan-Sumerianism" gets him into etymological difficulties on p. 43, where he derives Latin toga from Sumerian tug, "garment". Actually, Latin toga is derived from the base of tego, "I cover," by the same process of apophonic nominalization that produced procus, "suitor," from precor, "I entreat," or socius, "companion," from sequor, "I follow". And sometimes his eagerness to find linguistic evidence for his historical theses leads him not only to give false translations but to base these on ...
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... Varro and Festus compared the Morning Star's hair to a lion's mane.(3) The image would appear to be that of light scattered in all directions; only some poetic hyperbole could see in today's bright morning star a hairy apparition resembling a lion's mane.(4) Seneca and Pliny used the word iubar to describe a comet in the sense of a star with hair.(5) Modern scholars, however, unable to see how the word "hairy" could possibly be applied to Venus, have sought for different etymologies of iubar, for "the morning star does not appear as a luminous trail, but as a point lightly twinkling".(6) True, it does not now so appear; but that hardly gives us license to reject the ancients' description of Venus as having been hairy (iubata) in an earlier age. References 1. Iubar dicitur stella Lucifer Varro, De lingua latina VI ,6. 2. Ibid., loc. cit. 3. Varro: Quod habet lumen diffusum ut leo in capite ...
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50. Indra [Kronos $]
... and Saturn, the proper identity of the Hindu Jupiter was left unaccounted for. In order to fill this void, I must rob Worlds In Collision of yet another identification. In that work, Indra is presented as the Hindu Mars.(3) Velikovsky based this identification on Indra's association with the host of minor deities known as the Maruts.(4) The connection of the Maruts with Mars was reached through a philological comparison. As Muller had earlier shown, the name Maruts (Marut, Maruta) shares a common etymological root with Mars (Martis).(5) This evidence has recently been strengthened by Sean Mewhinney who called attention to the fact that even in Hebrew the name of Mars (Kesil) has a plural form (Kesilim), thus resulting in the added equation Mars:Maruts-Kesil:Kesilim.(6) It should not, however, be automatically assumed that just because Indra was associated with the Maruts, he has to be a personification of Mars. The Maruts were closely related to other deities. Agni was one ...
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