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Virgo 13: A strong hand supplanting political hysteria

Virgo 13: A strong hand supplanting political hysteria

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T h e w o r d s t ron g de s c e n d s f r o m t h e I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t st r e nk - w h i ch m e a n s “ t i g h t , n a r ro w . ” 1 I t s p a r on y m s i n c l u d e s t ri n g, s t ren gt h , st ra n gl e, a n d

s t ra n gu ry ( a p a i n fu l d i s c h a r g e o f u r i n e ,
d r o p b y d r o p , p r o du c e d b y s p a s m o d i c m u s c u l a r c o n t r a ct i o n ) . T h e w o r d h a n d d e sc e n d s f

T h e w o r d s t ron g de s c e n d s f r o m t h e I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t st r e nk - w h i ch m e a n s “ t i g h t , n a r ro w . ” 1 I t s p a r on y m s i n c l u d e s t ri n g, s t ren gt h , st ra n gl e, a n d

s t ra n gu ry ( a p a i n fu l d i s c h a r g e o f u r i n e ,
d r o p b y d r o p , p r o du c e d b y s p a s m o d i c m u s c u l a r c o n t r a ct i o n ) . T h e w o r d h a n d d e sc e n d s f

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Virgo 13: A strong hand supplanting political hysteria
The word
strong 
descends from theIndo-European (IE) root 
strenk-
which
means “tight, narrow.”
1
Its paronymsinclude
string, strength, strangle,
and
strangury 
(a painful discharge of urine,drop by drop, produced by spasmodicmuscular contraction).The word
hand
descends from OldEnglish
hond
 
meaning a “person whoworks with his hands.”
2
 The prefix
sup-
is a variant of the prefix
sub- 
which descends from the IE root 
uper-
, meaning
over.
3
 
Its paronyms include the words
sovereign, super,super-, supra-, superb, superior, supreme, sur-, sirloin, supernal, sum,summit, soprano,
and
somersault.
 
The base
plant
descends from the IEroot 
plat-
 
which means “to spread.”
5
Its paronyms include
flatter, flan,flounder, clan, plan, plant, supplant, transplant, piazza, plane, plate, plateau, platinum,
and
 platitude 
.The word
political
descends from the root 
pele-3
which means
“citadel, fortified high place.”
Among its paronyms are
 police, policy, politic,
and
 polity.
Finally, the word
hysteria
descends from the Latin
hystericus 
"of the
womb” and the Greek 
hysterikos 
 
"of the womb, suffering in the womb.”
6
 The IE root with which it is associated is
udero-
 
which means “abdomen,
1 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, pp. 872 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hand3 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, pp. 944 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. 686 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hysterical

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