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Virgo 4: A colored child playing with white children

Virgo 4: A colored child playing with white children

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Virgo 4:
T h e w o r d c o lor ed 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 k el -1 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o c o v e r, c on c e a l, s a v e . ” 1 I t s p a r on y m s i n c l u d e c a l yp s o, c el l , c e l la r, c la n de st in e ,

c o n c e a l, h a l l, he l m , h e l m e t, h o l d, h o l e, h o l l o w, h o l s te r, h ou s i n g , Va l h a l l a , a n d occult.
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Virgo 4:
T h e w o r d c o lor ed 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 k el -1 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o c o v e r, c on c e a l, s a v e . ” 1 I t s p a r on y m s i n c l u d e c a l yp s o, c el l , c e l la r, c la n de st in e ,

c o n c e a l, h a l l, he l m , h e l m e t, h o l d, h o l e, h o l l o w, h o l s te r, h ou s i n g , Va l h a l l a , a n d occult.
T h e w o r d s c hi ld a n d c hi ld re n d e s c

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Virgo 4: A colored child playing with white children
The word
colored
descends from theIndo-European (IE) root 
kel-1
which means
“to cover, conceal, save.”
1
Its paronymsinclude
calypso, cell, cellar, clandestine,conceal, hall, helm, helmet, hold, hole,hollow, holster, housing 
,
Valhalla 
, and
occult 
.The words
child 
and
children
descend from the Old English
cild 
meaning “child, infant” and more remotely from the Gothic
kilpei 
meaning “womb” and the Danish
kuld 
 
meaning “children of the samemarriage.”
2
 The word
playing 
descends from the IE root 
dlegh-
 
which means “to
engage oneself 
.
3
Its paronyms include
indulge, pledge, plight,
and
replevin 
(an action to recover personal property said or claimed to beunlawfully taken).
4
 The word
white
descends from the IE root 
kweit-
which means
“white, to shine.”
5
Its paronyms include
wheat, bismuth, edelweiss,whiting (a food fish),
and
witloof  
(young, broad-leaved endive plant).
THEMES:
As noted above, the words
child
and
children
share acommon etymology with a Gothic word,
kilpei,
which means
“womb.” Awomb is “
a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females;
contains the developing fetus”
6
 
and more generally “a place wheresomething is generated” and “an encompassing, protective hollow orspace.” Thus there is a linkage here between the
child and the womb
1 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 382 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=child3 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 214 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/replevin  5 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 456 http://onelook.com/?w=womb&ls=a

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