Category: Etymology

Etymology, Welsh, Canu

Etymology From Proto-Brythonic *kėnɨd, from Proto-Celtic *kaneti, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n-. Equivalent to cân (“song”) +‎ -u. Pronunciation (North Wales) IPA(key): /ˈkanɨ̞/ (South Wales) IPA(key): /ˈkaːni/, /ˈkani/ Rhymes: -anɨ Verb canu (first-person singular present canaf) to sing to intone, chant to state, say to produce musical sounds (of instrument); to play or perform (on instrument) to compose poetry, celebrate in song

Etymology, English, Ottawa

Etymology Said to be from Ojibwe odaawaa (“traders”)/ᐅᑡᐙ. Pronunciation[edit] (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒtəwə/ (General American, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɑtəwə/, /ˈɑtəˌwɑ/ Proper noun Ottawa An Algonquian people closely related to the Ojibwe; also spelt Ottowa. The Ottawa dialect of Ojibwe; also spelt Odawa or Odaawaa. A city in Ontario, Canada; capital city of Canada.…

Etymology, English, War

Etymology From Middle English werre, from Late Old English werre, wyrre (“armed conflict”) from Old Northern French werre (compare Old French guerre, whence modern French guerre), from Medieval Latin werra, from Frankish *werru (“confusion; quarrel”), from Proto-Indo-European *wers- (“to mix up, confuse, beat, thresh”). Displaced native Old English ġewinn. Akin to Old High German werra (“confusion, strife,…

Etymology, Latin, Sequor

Etymology From Proto-Italic *sekʷōr, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (“to follow”). Cognates include Sanskrit सचते (sácate), Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬗𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬉‎ (hacaitē) and Ancient Greek ἕπομαι (hépomai). Pronunciation (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈse.kʷor/, [ˈs̠ɛkʷɔr] (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈse.kwor/, [ˈsɛːkwor] Verb sequor (present infinitive sequī, perfect active secūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent (with accusative) I follow, I come or go after, I pursue. Synonyms: persequor, consequor, continuo, excipio I accede to, I conform to I attend I succeed (i.e., follow in position) (logic, third person) it follows, ensues; they follow, ensue

Etymology, Latin, Specio

From Proto-Italic *spekjō, from Proto-Indo-European *spéḱyeti, from *speḱ- (The Greek roots show a metathesized *sḱep-) +‎ *-yeti(Creates transitive imperfective verbs from roots). Cognates include Ancient Greek σκέπτομαι (sképtomai), Avestan 𐬯𐬞𐬀𐬯𐬫𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌‎ (spasyeiti), and Sanskrit पश्यति (páśyati). Pronunciation (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈː/, [ˈs̠pɛkioː] (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈspe.t͡ʃi.o/, [ˈspɛːt͡ʃio] Verb speciō (present infinitive specere, perfect active spexī, supine spectum); third conjugation iō-variant I observe, watch, look…