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Virgo 12: A bride with her veil snatched away

Virgo 12: A bride with her veil snatched away

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T h e w o r d b r i de d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e O l d E n g l i s h b ryd , “ b r i d e , b e t r o t h e d o r n e w l y m a r r i e d w om a n . ” 1 T h e w o r d v e i l i s co m p r i s e d o f t h e p r e f i x r e - a n d t he b a s e vea l . T h e b a se descends (IE) root from the Indo-European p a r o n y ms w eg -1 . Other

i n c l u d e vei l , re ve a l, ve l u m, a n d vo i le . 2 T h e w o r d s n a t ch de s c e n d s f r o m t h

T h e w o r d b r i de d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e O l d E n g l i s h b ryd , “ b r i d e , b e t r o t h e d o r n e w l y m a r r i e d w om a n . ” 1 T h e w o r d v e i l i s co m p r i s e d o f t h e p r e f i x r e - a n d t he b a s e vea l . T h e b a se descends (IE) root from the Indo-European p a r o n y ms w eg -1 . Other

i n c l u d e vei l , re ve a l, ve l u m, a n d vo i le . 2 T h e w o r d s n a t ch de s c e n d s f r o m t h

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Virgo 12: A bride with her veil snatched away
The word
bride
descends from theOld English
bryd 
,
bride, betrothed or
newly married woman.”
1
 The word
veil
is comprised of theprefix
re
and the base
veal.
The basedescends from the Indo-European(IE) root 
weg-1.
Other paronymsinclude
veil, reveal, velum,
and
voile.
 The word
snatch
descends fromthe IE root 
snu-
, “an imitative beginning of Germanic words connectedwith the nose.”
3
Other derivatives of this root include
snout, schnoz,snuffle, snuff, snivel, sniff, snap, snoop, snub,
and
snip.
 The base of the word
away
descends from the IE root 
wegh-,
 
“to go,transport in a vehicle.”
4
Other derivatives of this root include
wee, way,wane, vogue, wiggle, vector, inveigh, invective, convey, convoy, deviate,voyage, envoy, invoice 
, and
viaduct 
.
THEMES:
The first theme is
FACE
. A
veil
 is a garment that covers the head and/orface. As shown above, the root 
snu-
 includes among its derivatives several
words “connected with the nose”, the
center of the face.A second theme concerns
COMPLAINT
.Among the paronyms of 
snatch 
is the word
snivel 
which means
tocomplain or whine tearfully.
5
Similarly, one of the paronyms of 
away
is
1 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bride2 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 36.3 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, pp. 814 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, pp. 95-6
5
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/snivel

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