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Collective Noun Origins

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Transforming World Mind Inertia (GM7)
Our entire world society is ultimately governed by the components of consciousness, not governments, corporations or institutions. Regardless of the apparent creativity of the architectural sciences, engineering or the ideologies we create, the true...
Mind >> World Mind
Manifesting World Enlightenment: Part 3
One of the very best ways to raise personal or group consciousness, is to MANIFEST spiritual Intentions into the environment at large. The projection of love into one’s surroundings for instance, results in love being reflected back to the sender, like...
Mind >> World Mind
Origins of the Celts
Two new groups of people emerge in Central Europe during the late Neolithic (New Stone Age) period, one certainly immigrant. Each group may be distinguished archaeologically by characteristic artifacts found in their respective burial sites. One was a Bell...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Raising the World Mind (GM10-11)
Part 1 | Part 2 Part 1 The wise live in accord with natural laws. It is they who understand that the laws of nature are much higher than the laws of man, because breaking them implies penalties far greater than a fine or prison sentence. When a person...
Mind >> World Mind
How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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Collective Nouns
Therefore, collective nouns, when they are subjects, usually use a singular ... Many English collective nouns have origins in the attitudes, customs, and figurative ...
The origin of the Proto-Indo-European gender system: Typological
argued that different origins of gender systems imply higher relevance of either .... of animate collective nouns (as Matasović 2004: 167 does), because there is ...
collective nouns seen in semantic-grammatical terms in the sub-classification of .... of multitude as regards the presence of the singular form with plural meaning,.
Murmurations - Collective Behavior
have been given some of the most fanciful, and sometimes unusual, nouns. Therefore ... collective noun for the different ...
CHAPTER I Liquid fuel is a collective noun for several products
Liquid fuel is a collective noun for several products obtained from crude oil, ... the origin of the oil tells about its properties may be illustrated by the fact that.

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9 Adorable Animal Collective Nouns
Five hundred years ago, gentlemen used specialized vocabulary when referring to groups of animals. Most of the group names came from The Book of St. Albans, published in 1486.
10 Collective Nouns: Interesting stories of their origin
Collective nouns refer to a unique class of nouns which denotes a group of people, animals, objects, concepts or ideas as a single entity. This group is considered as a whole, or collectively.
Of Creation and Covenants
Examples are: “Adversaries and Allies” and “The Righteousness of God,” usually located in the first significant place where a Psalm features the term or issue. Many theological and historical topics that emerge in reading ....
Where Did The Word "Fandom" Come From? Behind The Term That Changed The
I can tell you about the origins of the word “fandom,” but I can't reverse your decision to start a 250 thousand-word fic at one AM. Sorry 'bout that ...
Geoff Watkinson: The etymological hijacking of “terrorism”
Terrorism defines us and our worldview, a lens of our individual and collective consciousness. ...

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Next post: Who decides on the right collective noun for something?
Aug 9, 2012 The first collective nouns were typically ones for groups of animals ... The origins of phrases, punctuation marks, and Cockney rhyming slang ...
A murder of crows: 10 collective nouns you didn't - History Extra
Dec 4, 2014 Here, Chloe Rhodes investigates the origins of 10 collective nouns that have survived to become a curious feature of today's everyday ...
Collective noun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In linguistics, a collective noun is a word which refers to a collection of things ... However, even though the etymology is plain to see, the derived words take on a  ...
World Wide Words: Precision of Lexicographers
Dec 29, 2001 Many collective nouns, like 'exhaltation of larks' have a long history. This article explores their evolution.
word usage - Etymology of seemingly weird collective nouns
Aug 4, 2011 In the collective names unkindness of ravens, shrewdness of apes, murder of crows, I cannot find any remote relation to a group. What is ...

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