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Virgo 24: Mary and her white lamb

Virgo 24: Mary and her white lamb

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Virgo 24: Mary and her white lamb
The name
Mary
descends from theSemitic root 
rym
, “to give.”
1
Otherderivatives include the name
Miriam 
and
marigold 
.The word
white
descends from
kweit-
 
which means “white, to shine.”
2
Otherderivatives include
wheat, bismuth,edelweiss, whiting (a food fish),
and
witloof.
 The word
lamb
descends from the Pre-Germanic
lambaz 
, as do the Old Norse, OldFrisian and Gothic
lamb,
and the Middle High German
lamp.
 
THEMES:
Minerals, plants, animals, and man
the four kingdoms of the natural world are evident among the keywords, roots, andderivatives.
Bismuth 
 
is
a heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallicelement 
.
4
The plant kingdom is represented by edelweiss (alpineperennial plant native to Europe ),
witloof  
(widely cultivated herb withleaves valued as salad green ),
wheat 
, and
marigold 
(Any of variousAmerican plants of the genus
Tagetes,
widely cultivated for their showyyellow or orange flowers). The animals in the above are the
whiting 
(afood fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe resembling the cod) and the
lamb 
. A finally, the human being is Mary. One of the definitions of this
name refers to the Mary, “the mother of Jesus and the principal saint inmany Christian churches.”
5
In theosophy, Jesus hold the title MasterJesus to indicate his achievement of the 5
th
initiation and membership in
1 http://web.archive.org/web/20080405203648/www.bartleby.com/61/roots/s274.html2 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 453 http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lamb4 http://onelook.com/?w=bismuth&ls=a5 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/mary

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