Tag: Etymology

Etymology, English, Brusque

Etymology The adjective is borrowed from French brusque, from Italian brusco (“abrupt, sudden, brusque; brisk; eager; sour, tart; unripe; grim-looking”); further etymology unknown. The verb is derived from the adjective. Pronunciation (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɹʊsk/, /bɹuːsk/, /bɹʌsk/ (General American) IPA(key): /bɹʌsk/ Rhymes: -ʌsk Adjective brusque (comparative brusquer or more brusque, superlative brusquest or most brusque) Rudely abrupt; curt, unfriendly.…

Etymology, Finnish, Kave

Etymology From Proto-Finnic *kabeh, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *skapiz (compare Proto-Germanic *skapą, Old English gesceap). Cognate with Estonian kabu, Karelian kaveh, Võro kabo and Proto-Samic *kuopës (“witch”). Pronunciation IPA(key): /ˈkɑʋeˣ/, [ˈkɑʋe̞(ʔ)] Rhymes: -ɑʋe Syllabification: ka‧ve Noun kave (Finnish mythology) a creature related to the moon, sky or air Declension[edit] Inflection of kave (Kotus type 48*E/hame, p-v gradation) nominative kave kapeet genitive kapeen kapeiden kapeitten partitive kavetta…

Etymology, Spanish, Tener

Etymology From Latin tenēre, present active infinitive of teneō (“to hold, to have”), from Proto-Italic *tenēō, stative from Proto-Indo-European *ten- (“to stretch, draw”). Pronunciation IPA(key): /teˈneɾ/, [t̪eˈneɾ] Verb tener (first-person singular present tengo, first-person singular preterite tuve, past participle tenido) (transitive, literally) to have, possess synonym ▲ Ella tiene seis hermanos. ― She has six brothers. Tengo una pluma. ― I have a…

Etymology, Polish, Importować

Etymology From Latin importāre + -ować, present active infinitive of importō, from in- (“in, at, on; into”) +‎ portō (“carry, bear; convey”). Pronunciation IPA(key): /im.pɔrˈtɔ.vat͡ɕ/ Rhymes: -ɔvat͡ɕ Syllabification: im‧por‧to‧wać Verb importować impf (perfective zaimportować) (transitive, economics) to import (to bring in from a foreign…

Etymology, Ancient Greek, ἄγγελος

Etymology Cognate with Mycenaean Greek a-ke-ro, but origin uncertain. Probably a loanword, and probably related to ἄγγαρος (ángaros, “Persian mounted courier”) (whence Latin angarius), which is probably from an Asian language. Klein suggests Semitic, cf. 𐡀𐡍‬𐡂𐡓𐡕‬𐡀‎ (’engirtā, “missive, letter; contract”) and ܐܓܪܬܐ‎ (ˀeggarṯā, “letter, document”) (from Akkadian,…