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Gemini 03: The garden of the Tuileries

Gemini 03: The garden of the Tuileries

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The word g a r d en descends from the

I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( IE ) r o o t gh e r - 1 w h i ch m e a n s “to grasp, enclose.” Among its paronyms are c a r o l , c h o i r , c o ho r t , c o u r t , c o u r t e s y , c u r t sy , g a r t h , g i r d , h a n g a r , o r c h a r d , a n d ya r d. 1 The Tuileries are the “former palace in P a r i s, b e g u n b y Ca t h e r i n e d e M e d i ci , 1 5 6 4 ; s o c a l l e d b e c a u se i t w a s b u i l t o

The word g a r d en descends from the

I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( IE ) r o o t gh e r - 1 w h i ch m e a n s “to grasp, enclose.” Among its paronyms are c a r o l , c h o i r , c o ho r t , c o u r t , c o u r t e s y , c u r t sy , g a r t h , g i r d , h a n g a r , o r c h a r d , a n d ya r d. 1 The Tuileries are the “former palace in P a r i s, b e g u n b y Ca t h e r i n e d e M e d i ci , 1 5 6 4 ; s o c a l l e d b e c a u se i t w a s b u i l t o

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Gemini 03: The garden of the Tuileries
The word
garden
descends from theIndo-European (IE) root 
gher-1
which means
“to grasp, enclose.” Among its
paronyms are
carol 
,
choir 
,
cohort 
,
court 
,
courtesy 
,
curtsy 
,
  garth
,
gird 
,
hangar 
,
orchard 
, and
 yard 
.
1
 The
Tuileries
 
are the “f 
ormer palace inParis, begun by Catherine de Medici, 1564;so called because it was built on the site of an ancient tile-
works.” The word descends
from the from both the Old French
tieule
which means "tile" and fromthe Latin
tegula
. This former residence of the royal court was destroyedby fire in 1871 and now is the site of the
 Jardin des Tuileries
.
2
TheEnglish word
tile
is a derivative of the root 
(s)teg-2
which means “t 
o
cover.”
3
Its paronyms include the words
deck 
(a roofless, flooredstructure, typically with a railing, that adjoins a house),
detect 
,
 stegosaur 
,
protect 
,
tectrix 
(one of the coverts of a bird’s wing)
tegular 
,
 thatch
(plant stalks or foliage, such as reeds or palm fronds, used forroofing),
thug
(a cutthroat or ruffian; a hoodlum),
toga
, and
tuille
(asteel plate used in medieval armor for protecting the thigh).
THEMES:
 The first theme concerns
COURTS
royal and otherwise.Recall that the word
court 
is a paronym of 
garden.
Then there is the
Tuileries
which was the former residence of the royal
court 
of France.The second theme concerns
CONSTRUCTION
, particularlyconstruction materials and/or constructed or covered spaces. In theformer categories belong the words
tile
,
thatch
, and possibly
tuille.
Inthe latter would be
garden
 
(grounds laid out with flowers, trees, andornamental shrubs and used for recreation or display; a large public
1
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 30
 
2
3
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 85
 

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