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Cancer 09: A tiny nude miss reaching in the water for a fish
is a synonym of small and is analteration of the Middle English
, itself of unknown origin.
is a derivative of the Indo-European (IE) root
which means “naked
Its paronyms include
naked, gymnasium, gymnast,naan
(a flat leavened bread of northwest India),and the prefix
in this case is short for mistress,the feminine form of master.
That word descendsfrom the root
which means “great.”
Otherderivatives of this root include
mickle, much, magnate, magnitude,magnum, magnify, major, majority, mayor, majesty, maestro, magistrate,mister, maxim, maximum, omega,
the Sanskrit prefix
, and theEnglish prefixes
is the present participle of the verb “to reach.”
That word descends from the root
, “to reach, stretch out.”
which means “water, wet.”
Other words descending from this root include
(edema; anabnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin or in one or morecavities of the body).
1 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=tine2 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, pp. 593 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/mistress4 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, pp. 525 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, pp. 716 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 95