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Leo 25: A large camel crossing the desert
descends from the Latin
descends from the Semitic root
descends from the OldEnglish
and more remotely from theLatin
meaning the stake or cross “on
which criminals were impaled or hanged. H
ence figuratively” it
“torture, trouble, misery.”
descends from the root
, “to line up.” Other
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)
(the act or practice of foretelling the future by drawinglots).
One theme concerns
. Among the manydefinitions of
, the proper noun
the upright post with a transverse piece upon which Jesus wascrucified
, and more generally the Christian religion itself.
Recall alsothat one of the paronyms of
a religiousdiscourse delivered as part of a church service.
A second theme concerns
. Another of the manydefinitions of
a trial, affliction, or frustration.
One of theparonyms of
the act or an instance of
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 765 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/cross6 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/sermon7 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/cross