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Libra 1: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it

Libra 1: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it

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Libra 1: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it
T h e w o r d b ut t er d e s c e n d s f r o m t he I n d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t t e ue -2 , “ t o s w e l l. ” 1 I t s p a r o n y m s i n c l u d e th i gh , t h u mb , t yl o s is ( i n f la m m a t i o n o f t h e e y e l i d s) , t u m esc e n t,

t u m i d, t u m o r, t ru f fl e , t u b e r, b ut t e r, t yro s i n e, o b t u ra te ( t o c l o se , o b s t r u c t ) , q u a rk ( a s o f t
creamy acid-cured cheese of centra
Libra 1: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it
T h e w o r d b ut t er d e s c e n d s f r o m t he I n d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t t e ue -2 , “ t o s w e l l. ” 1 I t s p a r o n y m s i n c l u d e th i gh , t h u mb , t yl o s is ( i n f la m m a t i o n o f t h e e y e l i d s) , t u m esc e n t,

t u m i d, t u m o r, t ru f fl e , t u b e r, b ut t e r, t yro s i n e, o b t u ra te ( t o c l o se , o b s t r u c t ) , q u a rk ( a s o f t
creamy acid-cured cheese of centra

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Libra 1: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it
The word
butter
descends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
teue-2,
“to swell.”
1
Itsparonyms include
thigh, thumb, tylosis 
(inflammation of the eyelids)
 , tumescent,tumid, tumor, truffle, tuber, butter, tyrosine,obturate 
(to close, obstruct)
 , quark ( 
a soft creamy acid-cured cheese of central Europemade from whole milk)
 , soma 
(the body of anindividual as opposed to the mind or psyche)
 , creosote 
, and
liniment 
.The word
fly
descends from the IE root 
pleu-
 
which means “to flow.”
2
 Its paronyms include
 plover 
(a wading bird),
Pluto, flow, flue, flood,fledgling, fley, fletcher, flight, fowl, fleet, float, flotsam, flotilla, flutter,flit 
, and
fluster 
.The word
made
descends from the IE root 
mag-
 
which means “toknead, fashion, fit”
and its paronyms include the words
magma, make,mason, mass, match, mongrel,
and
mingle.
3
 The word
perfect
descends from the IE root 
dhe-
 
which means “to set,put.”
4
It has over 150 paronyms including
affair, affection, amplify,artifact, benefit, boutique, bodega, condiment, confetti, deem, defeat,deface, difficult, defect, do, effect, efficiency, façade, face, fact, faction,factory, feat, feature, fetish, infection, modification, office, perfect, profit, qualification, sufficiency, surface, theme,
and
thesis.
 The word
dart
descends from the Old French
dart 
which means
“throwing spear, arrow.”
5
 
THEMES: 
Recall that the root of 
butter
is
teue-
 
which means “to swell”
while the root of 
fly 
is
pleu-
 
which means “to flow.” The words
FLOW
 
1
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 92
 
2 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. 504 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 175 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=dart 

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