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Libra 8: A blazing fireplace in a deserted home

Libra 8: A blazing fireplace in a deserted home

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Libra 8: A blazing fireplace in a deserted home
T h e w o r d b l az i ng d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e In d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t b h l e-2 w h i c h me a n s “ t o b l o w. ” 1 I t s p a r on y m s i n c l ud e b l a dde r, b l a st , bl a ze , b l o w,

de f l a t e, f l a t u le n t, fl a vo r, in f l a t e , a n d s o u f f l é .
T h e w o r d f i r e d e sce n d s f r o m t h e IE ro o t p a ewr w h i c h m e a n s “ fi r e . ” 2 P a r o n y m s i n c l u d e p yre , p yro - ,
Libra 8: A blazing fireplace in a deserted home
T h e w o r d b l az i ng d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e In d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t b h l e-2 w h i c h me a n s “ t o b l o w. ” 1 I t s p a r on y m s i n c l ud e b l a dde r, b l a st , bl a ze , b l o w,

de f l a t e, f l a t u le n t, fl a vo r, in f l a t e , a n d s o u f f l é .
T h e w o r d f i r e d e sce n d s f r o m t h e IE ro o t p a ewr w h i c h m e a n s “ fi r e . ” 2 P a r o n y m s i n c l u d e p yre , p yro - ,

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Libra 8: A blazing fireplace in a deserted home
The word
blazing
descends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
bhle-2
 
which means “to blow.”
1
 Its paronyms include
bladder, blast, blaze, blow,deflate, flatulent, flavor, inflate 
, and
soufflé 
.The word
fire
descends from the IE root 
paewr-
 
which means “fire.”
2
Paronyms include
 pyre, pyro-, pyrosis,
and
rhotite.
 The word
place
descends from the IE root 
plat-
 
which means “to spread.”
3
Its paronyms include
flatter, flan, flat, flounder, clan, plan, plant,supplant, transplant, piazza, plane, plate, plateau, platinum,
and
 platitude 
.The word
deserted
descends from the IE root 
ser-3
, “to line up.”
Itsparonyms include
series,
 
assert 
,
dissertate, exert, exsert 
(to thrust something out or forth; cause to protrude)
 , insert, sermon, sear ( 
thecatch in a gunlock that keeps the hammer halfcocked or fully cocked)
 ,serried, sorcerer, sort, assort, consort, ensorcel 
(to enchant, bewitch)
 
and
sortilege 
(the act or practice of foretelling the future by drawinglots).
4
 The word
home
descends from the IE root 
tkei-
 
which means “tosettle, dwell, be home.”
5
Its paronyms include
niflheim, haimish, hame,hamlet, haunt, hangar, protoctist, situate 
, and
situs 
.
THEMES: 
Recall that the derivative
haunt 
descends from the root 
tkei
,
which means “to settle, dwell, be home” and which is also the root of the
keyword
home
. As a verb,
haunt 
 
means “
to inhabit, visit, or appear to in
1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 122 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 613 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 684 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 765 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 92

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