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Etymology, English, Likely

Etymology From Middle English likely, likly, lykly, likliche, from Old English ġelīclīċ (“likely”) and Old Norse líkligr (“likely”), both from Proto-Germanic *līkalīkaz, equivalent to like +‎ -ly.   Adjective likely (comparative likelier or more likely, superlative likeliest or most likely) probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring Rain is likely later this afternoon. (as predicate, followed by to and infinitive) Reasonably to be expected; apparently…

Etymology, English, Over

Etymology From Middle English over, from Old English ofer, from Proto-Germanic *uber (“over”), from Proto-Indo-European *upér, a comparative form of *upo; akin to Dutch over, German ober, über, Danish over, Norwegian over, Swedish över, Icelandic yfir, Faroese yvir, Gothic 𐌿𐍆𐌰𐍂 (ufar), Latin super, Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér), Albanian upri (“group of peasants”), Sanskrit उपरि (upári). Pronunciation (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ.və(ɹ)/ (US) enPR: ō’vər, IPA(key): /ˈoʊ.vɚ/ Adjective over (not comparable) Discontinued; ended or concluded. The show is over. Usage notes Not normally used…

Etymology, English, Total

Etymology From Middle English total, from Old French total, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus (“all, whole, entire”), of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Oscan 𐌕𐌏𐌖𐌕𐌏 (touto, “community, city-state”), Umbrian 𐌕𐌏𐌕𐌀𐌌 (totam, “tribe”, acc.), Old English þēod (“a nation, people, tribe”), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (“people”). More at English Dutch, English thede. Pronunciation (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtəʊ.təl/ (General American) enPR: tōʹtl, IPA(key): /ˈtoʊ.təl/, [tʰoʊ̯ɾɫ], [tʰɔɾɫ] Alternative…

Etymology, Latin, Dō

Etymology From Proto-Italic *didō, from Proto-Indo-European *dédeh₃ti, from the root *deh₃- (“give”). The reduplication was lost in Latin in the present tense, but is preserved in the other Italic languages. A root aorist from Proto-Indo-European *déh₃t is preserved…

Etymology, English, Type

Etymology From Middle English type (“symbol, figure, emblem”), from Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos, “mark, impression, type”), from τύπτω (túptō, “I strike, beat”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tewp-, extended from *(s)tew- (“to push, hit”). Cognates include Sanskrit तोपति (tópati, “to hurt”), Latin stupeō and Old Church Slavonic тъпати (tŭpati). Pronunciation IPA(key): /taɪp/ Noun type (plural types) A…