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Leo 06: An old-fashioned woman and an up-to-date girl

Leo 06: An old-fashioned woman and an up-to-date girl

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T h e w o r l d o l d d e s ce n d s f r o m t h e r o ot a l -3 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o g r o w , n ou r i s h . ” 1 I t s d e r i v a t i v e s i n c l u d e a l d e r m a n , t h e n a me E l dre d , a l t o , ab o li s h ,

a do l e s c en t , a du l t, a l i m e nt , a l i m on y, al m a m a t e r, a l u m n u s , a l ti t u de, c o a l e s ce , e l de r, e xa l t , h a u gh t y, p ro l e t a ri a n, a n d p ro l i f i c .
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T h e w o r l d o l d d e s ce n d s f r o m t h e r o ot a l -3 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o g r o w , n ou r i s h . ” 1 I t s d e r i v a t i v e s i n c l u d e a l d e r m a n , t h e n a me E l dre d , a l t o , ab o li s h ,

a do l e s c en t , a du l t, a l i m e nt , a l i m on y, al m a m a t e r, a l u m n u s , a l ti t u de, c o a l e s ce , e l de r, e xa l t , h a u gh t y, p ro l e t a ri a n, a n d p ro l i f i c .
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Leo 06: An old-fashioned woman and an up-to-date girl.
The world
old
descends from the root 
al-3
which
means “to grow, nourish.”
1
Its derivatives includealderman, the name
Eldred 
,
alto 
,
abolish,adolescent, adult, aliment, alimony, alma mater,alumnus, altitude, coalesce, elder, exalt, haughty, proletarian,
and
 prolific.
The word
fashioned
descends from the root 
dhe-
 
which means “to set, put.”
2
The AHDEL lists over150 derivatives of this root. Among them are
affair,affection, amplify, artifact, benefit, boutique, bodega, condiment,confetti, deem, defeat, deface, difficult, defect, do, effect, efficiency,façade, face, fact, faction, factory, feat, feature, fetish, infection,modification, office, perfect, profit, qualification, sufficiency, surface,theme,
and
thesis.
 The noun
woman
descends from the root 
 
ghwibh-
which means both
“shame” and “pudenda.”
3
 The word
up 
descends from the root 
upo-
 
which means “under, upfrom under, over.”
4
Other derivatives include
above, eaves, often, opal,open, supine, uproar, valet,
and
vassal.
The word
date
descends from the root 
do-
 
which means “to give.”
5
 Among its other derivatives are the words
dado 
(a rectangular groovecut into a board so that another piece can fit into it),
dative, datum, die 
 (a device used for cutting out, forming, or stamping material),
donation,donor, dot 
(a woman's marriage portion; a dowry),
dowager 
(an elderlywoman of high social station),
dowry, endow,
 
Pandora, antidote, dose,anecdote, apodosis, epidote, add, betray, edition, render, rent 
(payment,
1 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 32 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 173 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 324 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 945 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 21

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