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Aquarius 21: A woman disappointed and disillusioned

Aquarius 21: A woman disappointed and disillusioned

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Aquarius 21: A woman disappointed and disillusioned
A s n o t e d se v e r a l t i m e s i n t h i s v o l u m e , t h e n o u n wo ma n i s a s s o ci a t e d w i t h m o r e t ha n o n e I n d o European (IE) root. The word i t s e l f d e s c e n d s f r om t h e I E r o ot ghwi bh - w h i c h me a n s b ot h “shame” and “pudenda.”1 Two other words are derived f rom t h i s r o o t — wi f e a n d h u s s y ( a f e m a l e a d u l t e r e r ) . T h e n t h e re i s t h e I E r o ot gw e n- wh
Aquarius 21: A woman disappointed and disillusioned
A s n o t e d se v e r a l t i m e s i n t h i s v o l u m e , t h e n o u n wo ma n i s a s s o ci a t e d w i t h m o r e t ha n o n e I n d o European (IE) root. The word i t s e l f d e s c e n d s f r om t h e I E r o ot ghwi bh - w h i c h me a n s b ot h “shame” and “pudenda.”1 Two other words are derived f rom t h i s r o o t — wi f e a n d h u s s y ( a f e m a l e a d u l t e r e r ) . T h e n t h e re i s t h e I E r o ot gw e n- wh

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Aquarius 21: A woman disappointed and disillusioned
As noted several times in this volume, the noun
woman
is associatedwith more than one Indo-European (IE) root. The worditself descends from the IE root 
 
ghwibh-
which means both
“shame” and “pudenda.”
1
Twoother words are derived fromthis root 
wife 
and
hussy 
(afemale adulterer). Then there isthe IE root 
gwen- which
means
“woman”
2
and which gives rise tothe prefix
 gyne- 
and related words such as such as
 gynecology 
,
queen 
,and
zenana 
,
the part of a house in Asian countries reserved for the
women of the household.”
3
 T
he base of the word
disappointed
is
 point 
which descends from theIE root 
peuk-
 
which means “to prick.”
4
Its principal paronyms are
compunction, expunge, impugn, point, pounce, punch, punctual, punctuate, puncture, pungent, pugnacious, poignant,
and the verb
 pink 
.The word
illusion
descends from the IE root 
leid-
 
which means “toplay, jest.”
5
Its paronyms include
allude, collude, delude, elude, illusive,interlude, ludic 
(
of or relating to play or playfulness),
ludicrous, prelude 
, and
 prolusion 
.Finally, the prefix
dis-
descends from the Latin
dis-
which means
“apart, asunder.” The prefix has several definitions—
not, absence of,
1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 322 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 343 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/zenana4 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 675 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 47
 
Starling Hunter © 2011 2
opposite of, undo, to do the opposite of, deprive of, remove, and freefrom. It can also be used as in intensive, e.g. disannul.
6
 
THEMES: 
The dominant theme here concerns
(IN)DIRECTNESS
,between what is pointed and acute versus that which is obtuse, diffuse,or indistinctly felt. First note the direct, acute, and forceful nature of theparonyms of 
disappointed
:
 
compunction 
: a strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt; asting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing
 
expunge 
: to erase or strike out; to eliminate completely
 
impugn 
: to attack as false or questionable
 
 pounce 
: to attack suddenly
 
 punch 
: to hit with a sharp blow of the fist 
 
 punctual 
: precise, exact 
 
 puncture 
: to pierce with a pointed object 
 
 poignant 
: physically painful; keenly distressing to the mind orfeelingsThen note the wholly opposite character of the paronyms of 
disillusioned
:
 
allude 
: to make an indirect reference
 
collude 
: To act together secretly to achieve a fraudulent, illegal, ordeceitful purpose
 
delude 
: to deceive the mind or judgment of 
 
elude 
: to evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill
 
illusion: 
an erroneous perception of reality; the condition of beingdeceived by a false perception or belief 
 
ludic 
: of or relating to play or playfulness
6 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/dis-

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