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Libra 26: An eagle and a large white dove turning into each other

Libra 26: An eagle and a large white dove turning into each other

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L i b ra 26 : A n e ag le a n d a l arg e whi t e dov e t u r ni n g i nt o t he ot h er T h e w o r d e a gl e d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e M i d d l e E n g l i s h e g l e , t h e O ld P r o v e n ç a l a i g l a , a n d t h e L a t i n A qu i l a . 1 S p e c i f i c a l l y i t i s “ a n y o f v a r i o u s l a r g e d i u r n a l b i r d s o f p r e y o f t he f a m i l y A c c i p i t r i d a e , i n c l ud i n g m e m b e r s o f t h e g e n e r a A q ui l a a n d H a l ia e et u s , c h
L i b ra 26 : A n e ag le a n d a l arg e whi t e dov e t u r ni n g i nt o t he ot h er T h e w o r d e a gl e d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e M i d d l e E n g l i s h e g l e , t h e O ld P r o v e n ç a l a i g l a , a n d t h e L a t i n A qu i l a . 1 S p e c i f i c a l l y i t i s “ a n y o f v a r i o u s l a r g e d i u r n a l b i r d s o f p r e y o f t he f a m i l y A c c i p i t r i d a e , i n c l ud i n g m e m b e r s o f t h e g e n e r a A q ui l a a n d H a l ia e et u s , c h

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Libra 26: An eagle and a large white dove turning into the other
 
The word
eagle
descends from the MiddleEnglish
egle
, the Old Provençal
aigla
, and theLatin
Aquila
.
1
Specifically it 
is
any of variouslarge diurnal birds of prey of the familyAccipitridae, including members of thegenera
Aquila 
and
Haliaeetus,
characterizedby a powerful hooked bill, keen vision, long
broad wings, and strong soaring flight.”
2
 The word
large
descends from the Old French large "broad, wide,"from Latin
largus 
 
"abundant, copious, plentiful, liberal.”
3
 The word
white
descends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
kweit-
 
which means “white, to shine.”
4
Paronyms include
wheat, bismuth,edelweiss, whiting 
(a food fish)
 ,
and
witloof.
 The word
dove
 
here refers to “a
ny of various widely distributed birdsof the family Columbidae, which includes the pigeons, having a small
head and a characteristic cooing call.” Other meanings include a gentle,
innocent person and a person who advocates peace, conciliation, andnegotiation in preference to armed conflict or confrontation.
5
The worditself descends from the Middle English
douvei 
and the Old English
dufe.
A second meaning of 
dove
 
is as the past tense of the verb ‘dive.’
Thismeaning descends from the IE root 
dheub-
 
which means “deep, hollow.”
Its paronyms include
deep, depth, dip, python, typhon,
and the name
Donald 
.
 
The word
turn
is one of several derivatives of the IE root 
tere-1
, “torub, turn.” Among its
paronyms are the words
atresia ( 
the absence orclosure of a normal body orifice or tubular passage)
 , attorney, attrition,
1 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/eagle2 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/eagle3 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/large4 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 455 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/dove

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