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Gemini 27: A gypsy coming out of the forest

Gemini 27: A gypsy coming out of the forest

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Gemini 27: A gypsy coming out of the forest
The word
gypsy 
is a “worn
-
down” Middle
English dialectical of 
egypcien
or Egyptian
“from the supposed origin of these people.”
1
 Definitions of the word
include “
A memberof a people that arrived in Europe inmigrations from northern India around the14th century, now also living in North
America and Australia” or more general“One inclined to a nomadic, unconventionalway of life.”
2
The word gypsy is also a shortened form of gypsy caravanor gypsy wagon, also known as a vardo.
3
 The word
coming
 
is the gerund form of the verb “to come”, both of 
which descend from the Indo-European (IE) root 
gwa
-
, “to go, come.”
4
 Paronyms include the words
welcome
,
become
,
adventure
,
avenue
,
 circumvent 
,
even
,
prevent 
,
souvenir 
,
revenue
,
base
,
basis
,
basic
,
acrobat 
,
 anabasis
, and
catabasis
.The word
forest 
descends from the IE root 
dhwer-
which means
“door, doorway” and from which also descend the words
door 
,
farouche
,
  foreign
,
vicar 
,
afforest 
,
faubourg
,
foreclose
,
forfeit 
,
forensic
,
forum
,
 durbar 
,
and thyroid.
5
 
THEMES:
One theme concerns
BUSINESS
and/or
FINANCE
. Recall that among the paronyms of 
coming
are
revenue
(income from businessactivities) and
basis
. The latter is part of the compound
basis-point 
, o
neone-hundredth of a percent, used in measuring yield differences among
bonds”, as well as interest or mortgage rates and various rates of 
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2 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/Gypsy3 http://tinyhouselistings.com/gypsy-sheep-wagon-camper/; http://gypsywaggons.co.uk/4
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 33
 
5
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 21
 

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