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Libra 24: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly

Libra 24: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly

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Libra 24: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly
T h e w o r d t hi rd d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e I n d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t t r ei w h i c h me a n s “ t h r e e . ” 1 I t s p a r o n ym s i n c l u d e t h re e,

t h ri c e, t h i rt e en , t hi rt y, t ri n it y, t re y, t ra m m e l , t e rce l ( a m a l e h a w k u s e d i n
f a l c o n r y ) , t rib e, t rio , t rip l e, t ri m ,

t e s ta m e nt , t e st i c l e, t e s t, te s ti f y, t e ap oy, s i t a r , a n d ri d
Libra 24: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly
T h e w o r d t hi rd d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e I n d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t t r ei w h i c h me a n s “ t h r e e . ” 1 I t s p a r o n ym s i n c l u d e t h re e,

t h ri c e, t h i rt e en , t hi rt y, t ri n it y, t re y, t ra m m e l , t e rce l ( a m a l e h a w k u s e d i n
f a l c o n r y ) , t rib e, t rio , t rip l e, t ri m ,

t e s ta m e nt , t e st i c l e, t e s t, te s ti f y, t e ap oy, s i t a r , a n d ri d

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Libra 24: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly
The word
third
descends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
trei
which means
“three.”
1
Its paronyms include
three,thrice, thirteen, thirty, trinity, trey,trammel, tercel 
(a male hawk used infalconry),
tribe, trio, triple, trim,testament, testicle, test, testify, teapoy,sitar 
, and
riding 
(an administrative or electoral division in Canada).
2
 The word
wing
descends from the IE root 
we-
 
which means “to blow.”
3
 Paronyms of the former include
nirvana, vent, ventilate, wind, weather,
 and
window.
The word
left
 as the opposite of right  appears to have entered the English language in the 12
th
century as a “Kentish form of the Old English
lyft 
which means “weak,
 
foolish” and
lyft-adl 
 
which means “lameness,
paral
ysis.” It is also related to the East Frisian
luf  
and the Dutch
loof  
 
meaning “worthless, weak.”
4
 The word
side
descends from the IE root 
se-2
 
which means “long, late”
and from which also descend
serotinous 
(late in developing orblooming)
 , soiree 
(a small party held in the evening),
since,
and
syne 
 (before now; ago).
5
 The word
butter
descends from the IE root 
teue-2,
“to swell.”
6
 Paronyms include
thigh, thumb, thole 
(a wooden peg set in pairs in thegunwales of a boat to serve as an oarlock 
 ), tylosis 
(inflammation of theeyelids)
 , tumescent, tumid, tumor, truffle, tuber, butter, tyrosine,obturate (to close, obstruct), quark ( 
a soft creamy acid-cured cheese of 
1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 932http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/riding_23 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 954 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=left5 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 73
6
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 92
 
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central Europe made from whole milk)
 , soma 
(the body of an individualas opposed to the mind or psyche)
 , creosote 
, and
liniment 
.The word
fly
descends from the root 
pleu
 
which means “to flow.”
7
 Other descendants of this root include
 plover 
(a wading bird),
Pluto,flow, flue, flood, fledgling, fley, fletcher, flight, fowl, fleet, float, flotsam,flotilla, flutter, flit 
, and
fluster 
.
THEMES:
There is a theme of 
PHYSICAL INFIRMITIES
contrasted withthe strength of the mind and spirit. Concerning the former we have
 
the keyword
left
whose roots mean weak, worthless, lame, andparalyzed.
 
 
the root 
teue-2
mean
s “to swell” and its derivatives include
tylosis 
(inflammation of the eyelids)
 , tumor, obturate 
(to close, obstruct),
liniment 
(a liquid rubbed on the skin to reduce pain),
soma 
(thebody) and
tyrosine 
, a non-essential amino acid whose deficiencyleads to albinism, hypothyroidism, goiter, retardation of thecentral nervous system, severe growth failure, low blood pressure
and body temperature, and “restless leg syndrome.”
8
 
 
the root 
se-2
 
which means “long, late” and whose derivative
serotinous 
 
means “late in
 
developing or blooming.”
 
Among the derivatives of root 
teue-2
is also the word
soma 
,
the body
as distinguished from the mind.” Three parts the body are present among
the above keywords and derivatives
the
testicles 
, from the root 
trei
 (three) and the
thumb 
and
thigh 
, from
teue-2
, to swell.But despite the many physical ailments noted above, there is muchalso to suggest 
STRENGTH OF SPIRIT
. From the root 
trei-
we have theword
testament 
. Its definitions include “a covenant between humans andGod”, and “
written document providing for the disposition of a person'sproperty after death; a will
.
9
The word
will 
can also refer to the mentalfaculty, self-discipline, and ability to choose upon a course of action.
10
 
7 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 688 http://www.healthvitaminsguide.com/aminoacids/tyrosine.htm9 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/testament10 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/will

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