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Virgo 18: An ouija board

Virgo 18: An ouija board

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Virgo 18: An ouija board
The word
Ouija
 
is
a trademark name (originally by Kennard Novelty
Co., Baltimore, Md.) compounded”
from the French
ou
” and the
 German
 ja” 
both of which mean
"yes.”
 Interestingly, the word
yes
isitself a compound in that it iscomprised of derivatives of tworoots. The first of these is the Indo-European (IE)root 
es-
which means
“to be
.
1
Its paronyms include the words
sooth, soothe, suttee 
(the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of herdead husband)
 , Bodhisattva, entity, essence, absent, improve, interest, present1, present2, proud, quintessence, represent, stover,
and
swastika.
 The other root from which
yes
descends is the IE root 
i-,
a pronominalstem. Among its paronyms are
ilk, yonder, yea, yet, id, idem, identical,identity, identify, iterate, item 
, and
ibid 
(literally “in the same place”;
used in footnotes and bibliographies to refer to a book, chapter, article,or page, cited just before).Finally, the word
board
descends from the IE root 
bherdh
- which
means “to cut.”
Its paronyms include the words
border, bordello,
thecompound
smorgasbord 
, and
forficate 
(deeply forked or notched, as thetails of certain birds).
THEMES:
In Freudian theory, the
i
 
is “the division of the psyche that 
is totally unconscious and serves as the source of instinctual impulsesand demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs.
2
The word
Bodhisattva 
is Sanskrit and mean
s “one whose essence is perfect 
1 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 242 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/id

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