Etymology
Etymology is the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. By an extension, the term "the etymology of [a word]" means the origin of the particular word.F...
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Are Humans More Valuable Than Animals?
For some people, the life of animals are more important than the life of people and that's sad!
Unsealing Of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations
For just 60 hours, researchers have had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they've found.
Why You Hate The Word "Moist", According To Science
Words have the power to inform, embolden, and inspire. But very few have the power to send a cold shiver up your spine quite like the word “moist.” Thanks to a new piece of research, scientists might ...
The Cosmic Joke behind Enlightenment
Many paths teach that the more you Seek, the less you Find. Could seeing the Humour in Enlightenment be the key to finding it? The great cosmic joke is that you are what you are seeking. All the relig...
Expert Explains Why A Beard Is Technically Pubic Hair On Your Face
The term puberty is a direct descendant of “pubertatum,” the Latin word for “age of maturity” and manhood, as well as “pubertis” (“adult, full-grown, manly”). The Middle English term for pubic hair wa...
Mother Teresa and sainthood: Here are the 5 steps to getting there
On Thursday, Pope Francis approved a decree from the Congregation of Causes of Saints that attributed a miracle to Mother Teresa, the woman who spent her life ministering to the poor in India. With th...
Ancient Tattooed Aryan Mummies of Asia
Central Asian Caucasoids, tall people with red or blond hair and light eyes, had long been the subject of ancient Chinese legend. Then, in the early 20th century, archeologists digging in the Tarim Ba...
On October 24th 1648, The Treaty Of Westphalia Was Signed, Marking The End Of The Thirty Years War.
The Westphalia area of north-western Germany gave its name to the treaty that ended the Thirty Years War, one of the most destructive conflicts in the history of Europe. The war or series of connected...
15+ Animals Enjoying Autumn Magic
These adorable critters can't seem to get enough of the season. Maybe it's because animals love playing in leaves just as much as we do? Or because the colors and smells demand investigation?
New York Teen Dies After Hours-Long Beating At Church
A New York couple was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 19-year-old son after allegedly beating him for hours during a family counseling session inside the "sanctuary room" of an upstat...
Muslim SUES Costco Over PORK
A Muslim former employee of Costco is now suing the retail giant claiming that he was discriminated against because of his religion. Jean Camara is a devout Muslim who worked as a cashier’s assistant ...
'Blood moon' brings prophecies of end times – but Nasa says not to worry
Overlapping lunar eclipse and supermoon have some religious leaders warning of a major turning point on Earth, though the details vary
Origins of 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Begin to Emerge
The truth may be finally emerging about the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” a highly controversial papyrus suggesting that some people, in ancient times, believed Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. New re...
Photographing The Real Bodies Of Incorrupt Saints.
The Italian nun grimaced at my camera, reviewing the photo that she had just snapped of me. We had to take another, she explained. The shriveled corpse to my left was beautiful. My face had room for i...
History of the English language
English is a West Germanic language that originated from the Anglo-Frisian dialects and was brought to Britain by Germanic invaders or settlers from what is now called north west Germany and the Nethe...
Nirukta
Nirukta (Sanskrit: निरुक्त, [n̪irukt̪ə], "explanation, etymological interpretation") is one of the six Vedānga disciplines of Hinduism, treating etymology, particularly of obscure words, especiall...
Comparative method
In linguistics, the comparative method is a technique for studying the development of languages by performing a feature-by-feature comparison of two or more languages with common descent from a shared...
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Ethnonym
An ethnonym (from the Greek: ἔθνος, éthnos, "nation" and ὄνομα, ónoma, "name") is the name applied to a given ethnic group. Ethnonyms can be divided into two categories: exonyms (where the name o...
Place name origins
In much of the "Old World" (approximately Africa, Asia and Europe) the names of many places cannot easily be interpreted or understood; they do not convey any apparent meaning in the modern language o...
Affix
An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word. Affixes may be derivational, like English -ness and pre-, or inflectional, like English plural -s and past tense -ed. They ar...
Calque
In linguistics, a calque (/ˈkælk/) or loan translation is a word or phrase borrowed from another language by literal, word-for-word (Latin: verbum pro verbo) or root-for-root translation.Used as a...
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Etymological dictionary
An etymological dictionary discusses the etymology of the words listed. Often, large dictionaries, such as the OED and Webster's, will contain some etymological information, without aspiring to focus ...
Eponym
An eponym is a person or thing for whom something is named, or believed to be named, or the name itself. For example, Elizabeth I of England is the eponym of the Elizabethan era.Genericized trademarks...
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Onomastics
Onomastics or onomatology is the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names. Onomastics originates from the Greek ὀνομαστικός (onomastikos), which translates to "of or belonging to naming"...
Toponymy
Toponymy is the study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use, and typology.
The word "toponymy" is derived from the Greek words tópos (τόπος) ("place") and ónoma (ὄνομα) ("name")....
Neologism
A neologism (/niːˈɒlədʒɪzəm/; from Greek νέο- néo-, "new" and λόγος lógos, "speech, utterance") is the name for a newly coined term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, ...