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Derivation of "Jesus Christ" and "Jehovah"
<Xian poster> Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Yahweh, etc. anyway you say it, it means the same. <Raven’s response> Actually, no they don’t. "Jehovah" is using the German phonetics where J=Y ("jahwohl"="yavoll"), and...
Religions >> Christianity
The 'W' Word (Witch), What Does it Mean?
The other day I sat down and again tried to define what it is that I am doing. We are talking about beginning our church next year, but a church of what? I am the type that is most comfortable with a clear and complete understanding, so I began at the...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
King James Bible: Mark, Chapter 4
Chapter 4 4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. 4:2 And he taught them many things by...
New Testament >> Mark
King James Bible: Acts, Chapter 13
Chapter 13 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 13:2 As they...
New Testament >> The Acts
Story of the Celts: The Celts in Britain
The Celts in Britain [ 27 ] What is obvious when studying the Celts, as when studying anything, is that different experts say different things--there are always men of knowledge who have conflicting views about specifics. The dates of when the Celts came to...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Tarot Cards Overview
Tarot is made up of four suites of regular playing cards, each having 14 pieces of cards. What distinguishes a deck of tarot cards from conventional playing cards is a single card called the Fool.
Divination >> Tarot Cards
Everything you always wanted to know about the beliefs of the Founding Fathers that your Congressman will never tell you!
Through the Dark Ages, civilization and learning languished under the iron rule of the church. Finally, through the rediscovery of the Pagan Classics, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Plotinus and many other philosophers, the west began to see a glimmer of the...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology

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The Etymology of Medicine - NCBI
T HE intention of this article is to reflect upon the origin of the word medicine, to ... regarding the derivation seems to be that of Henry Alan Skinner in The Origin.
The Etymology of Religion - JStor
TmE Oxford Dictionary says, The connection of the word religion with religare, to bind, has usually been favored by modern writers. This etymology, given by the ...
The Word Music: Its Derivation, Interpretation and ... - JStor
ONCERNING the origin of the word "music" there has been considerable ... probable derivation of the word 'music' is from the Muses, who are said to have ...
anatomical word roots - University of Hawaii at Manoa
anatomical terms from their classical origins will help to fix their meanings and spelling in mind. The following list is a sampling of the more important word roots.
Vocabulary - Florida Center for Reading Research
The student will produce the meaning of words. Materials. Narrative or expository text.

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Nigeria: Issues and Challenges of Governance in Nigeria
This is a word used commonly in pidgin English to signify "free" money or unearned income which is not the product of a person's labour and therefore can be squandered or spent imprudently. ...
To boast, perchance to boost; aye, there's the rub
And there's the rub. For example, we find an Old French look-alike endowed with a compatible meaning. The same word is represented in several Celtic languages.
Etymology gleanings for February 2016
“Resulting from a heated discussion on the purported Irish origin of the word hooligan, I offer the alternative.
Autonomous driverless lorries to hit UK roads
However, none of the places bother to give the derivation of the word. In the US, truck is simple because it is also a verb, and widely understood. However, I have always wondered where "lorry" comes from.
Don't sweat it: Impact of global turmoil on investment markets has always been
If you're a military person, or just a word derivation aficionado, you may also know that SNAFU is actually an acronym whose origins trace back to the ranks of our service men and women.

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Online Etymology Dictionary
History and evolution of more than 30000 words, including slang and technical terms.
Derivation | Definition of Derivation by Merriam-Webster
the origin of a word. : the act of forming a word from another word. : the source or origin of something.
Morphological derivation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Derivation can be contrasted with other types of word formation such as compounding.
derivation - Dictionary Definition :
Derivation is most often used in reference to abstract concepts — such as words, names or ideas. The derivation of the word derivation is the Latin derivationem, ...
What is derivation? - SIL International
Definition. Derivation is the formation of a new word or inflectable stem from another word or stem. It typically occurs by the addition of an affix.

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