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Aquarius 22: A rug placed on a floor for children to play

Aquarius 22: A rug placed on a floor for children to play

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Aquarius 22: A rug placed on a floor for children to play
T h e w o r d r ug d e sce n d s f r o m t h e I n d o - E u r op e a n ( I E ) r o o t r eu e-2 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o s m a s h, k n o c k d o w n , t e a r ou t , d i g up , uproot.”1 Paronyms of this root i n c l u d e ra g, ra bb l e ( a n i r o n b a r u s e d t o s t i r a n d s ki m m o l t e n i r o n ) , rui n, ro u gh , ru a n a ( a p o n c h o li k e g a r m e n t , op e n i n f r o n t ) , ru ga ( a f o l d, c r e a s e ,
Aquarius 22: A rug placed on a floor for children to play
T h e w o r d r ug d e sce n d s f r o m t h e I n d o - E u r op e a n ( I E ) r o o t r eu e-2 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o s m a s h, k n o c k d o w n , t e a r ou t , d i g up , uproot.”1 Paronyms of this root i n c l u d e ra g, ra bb l e ( a n i r o n b a r u s e d t o s t i r a n d s ki m m o l t e n i r o n ) , rui n, ro u gh , ru a n a ( a p o n c h o li k e g a r m e n t , op e n i n f r o n t ) , ru ga ( a f o l d, c r e a s e ,

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Aquarius 22: A rug placed on a floor for children to play
 
The word
rug
descends fromthe Indo-European (IE) root 
reue-2
 
which means “to smash,
knock down, tear out, dig up,
uproot.”
1
Paronyms of this root include
rag, rabble 
(
an iron barused to stir and skim molteniron)
 , ruin, rough, ruana 
(a
 poncholike garment, open in front)
 , ruga 
(
a fold, crease, or wrinkle, as inthe lining of the stomach),
rugose 
(
having many wrinkles or creases;ridged or wrinkled)
and
corrugate 
.The word
placed
descends from the IE root 
plat-
 
which means “tospread.”
2
Paronyms include
flatter, flan, flat, flounder, clan, plan, plant,supplant, transplant, piazza, plane, plate, plateau, platinum 
, and
 platitude 
.The word
floor
descends from the IE root 
pele-2
, “flat, spread.”
3
Itsparonyms include
explain, field, floor, palm 
(the tropical evergreentree)
 , piano, planet, planish 
(to make smooth or plane),
plasma 
(
colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and inwhich erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended),
plastic, piano, polka,
and
veldt 
(
any of the open grazing areas of southernAfrica
).The word
children
descends from the Old English
cild 
meaning “child,infant” and more remotely from the Gothic
kilpei 
meaning “womb” and
the Danish
kuld 
 
meaning “children of the same marriage.”
4
 
1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, P. 712 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 683 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 644 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=child

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