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Capricorn 12: A student of nature lecturing

Capricorn 12: A student of nature lecturing

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Capricorn 12: A student of nature lecturing
The keyword
student 
descends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
(s)teu-1
which means “to push, stick,
knock, beat.
Among its paronyms areseveral words that 
refer to “projecting
objects, fragments, and related
expressive notions and qualities.”
1
Theseinclude
steep, step-, stoop, stiver, stub,stoss, stutter, stock, alpenstock, linstock,tuck 
(a slender sword)
 , stucco, stoker, stupendous, stupid, stupefy,etude, etui, study, tweezers, Styx, toil, ratatouille, tussis, pertussis,contuse, obtund, perse, pierce, retuse, -type, archetype, antitype,
and
tympanum.
 The keyword
nature
descends from the IE root 
gene-
 
which means “to
give birth, beget.
Its paronyms are
 gender, gene, genteel, generic, genesis, general, generous, genotype, genealogy, genocide, genuine, genus, genius, king, malign, native, nation, natal, progenitor 
, and
 progeny 
among many others.
2
 The keyword
lecture
descends from the IE root 
leg-1
 
which means “tocollect.”
3
Many of its paronyms connote the idea of speaking and words.These include
leech, lectern, legend, legible, legion, lesson, coil, collect,diligent, elect, intelligent, neglect, prelect, sacrilege, select, sortilege,lexicon, logion, -logue, -logy, alexia, anthology, catalog, dialect, dyslexia,eclectic, eclogue, horologe, lectotype, ligni-, legal, legitimate, lex, loyal,legislator, legacy, legate, colleague, collegial, delegate, relegate, logic,logistic, logo-, logos-, analogy, apology, epilogue, logarithm, prologue,
and
syllogism.
1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 862 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 263 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 47

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