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Cancer 10: A large diamond not completely cut

Cancer 10: A large diamond not completely cut

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Cancer 10: A large diamond not completely cut
T h e w o r d l a rg e d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e L a t i n l a r g u s me a n i n g “ g e n e r o u s . ” 1 O n e o f i t s d e fi n i t i o n s i s “ o f g r e a t e r t h a n a v e r a g e s c op e , b re a d t h , o r ca p a c i t y ; comprehensive.”2 T h e w o r d d i a mon d 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 d eme- w h i c h m e a n s “ t o c o n st r a i n , f o r c e , e s p e c i a l l y t o b r e a k i
Cancer 10: A large diamond not completely cut
T h e w o r d l a rg e d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e L a t i n l a r g u s me a n i n g “ g e n e r o u s . ” 1 O n e o f i t s d e fi n i t i o n s i s “ o f g r e a t e r t h a n a v e r a g e s c op e , b re a d t h , o r ca p a c i t y ; comprehensive.”2 T h e w o r d d i a mon d 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 d eme- w h i c h m e a n s “ t o c o n st r a i n , f o r c e , e s p e c i a l l y t o b r e a k i

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Cancer 10: A large diamond not completely cut
The word
large
descends from the
Latin largus meaning “generous.”
1
Oneof its definitions
is “o
f greater thanaverage scope, breadth, or capacity;
comprehensive.”
2
 The word
diamond
descends from theIndo-European (IE) root 
deme-
which
means “to constrain, force, especially tobreak in (horses).”
3
Other derivatives of this root include
daunting,indomitable, tame,
and
adamant.
 The base of 
complete
descends from the root 
pele-1
 
which means “tofill.”
4
 
Most of its derivatives refer to “abundance and multitude”, e.g.
full, plenty, replenish, folk, plural, plus, surplus, hoi polloi,
the prefix
 poly 
-
 ,
 
accomplish, complete, comply, deplete, expletive, plebe, plethora,supply, implement,
and
replete.
Finally, the word
cut
 descends from the root 
(s)keu-
, “to cover,conceal” and from which also descend
skim, obscure, cuticle, recoil,hose, custody, hide, hut,
and
huddle.
 
THEMES:
The first theme concerns
ABUNDANCE
. The word
large
, which
can mean “of greater than average size, extent, quantity, or amount”, is a
synonym of 
abundant 
which in turn is the meaning of the root 
pele-1
.Recall that both
 plentiful 
and
complete
descend from this root.Another theme concerns OBEDIENCE or DOMESTICATION. Recall that the paronyms of 
diamond
include the word
tame.
One of the paronyms of 
complete
is
compliant 
. The words
tame 
and
compliant 
are synonyms.
6
 
1 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/large
2
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/large3 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 164 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 645 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, pp. 78-9
6
http://thesaurus.com/browse/tame

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