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Taurus 30: A peacock parading on an ancient lawn

Taurus 30: A peacock parading on an ancient lawn

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Taurus 30: A peacock parading on an ancient lawn
T h e w o r d p e a d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e O l d E n g l i s h p a w a a n d t h e L a t i n p a vo m e a n i n g p e a f o w l or p e a c o c k. 1 The work cock descends from the Middle Latin origin.2 The word parade descends from t h e I n d o - E u r op e a n ( I E ) r o o t p e r e - 1 which means “to produce, procure.”3 Its paronyms include heifer, parry, apparatus, i mp e r i a l , prepare, apparel, parlay, emperor, parachute, English
Taurus 30: A peacock parading on an ancient lawn
T h e w o r d p e a d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e O l d E n g l i s h p a w a a n d t h e L a t i n p a vo m e a n i n g p e a f o w l or p e a c o c k. 1 The work cock descends from the Middle Latin origin.2 The word parade descends from t h e I n d o - E u r op e a n ( I E ) r o o t p e r e - 1 which means “to produce, procure.”3 Its paronyms include heifer, parry, apparatus, i mp e r i a l , prepare, apparel, parlay, emperor, parachute, English

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Taurus 30: A peacock parading on an ancient lawn
The word
pea
 descends from theOld English
 pawa
and the Latin
 pavo
meaning peafowl or peacock.
1
 The work 
cock 
descends from theMiddle English
co
and the LateLatin
coccus
and is of imitativeorigin.
2
 The word
parade 
descends fromthe Indo-European (IE) root 
pere-1
 
which means “to produce, procure.”
3
 Its paronyms include
apparatus
,
 apparel 
,
emperor 
,
heifer 
,
imperial 
,
  parlay 
,
parachute
,
parry 
,
prepare
,
  part 
,
repair 
,
sever 
,
separate
,
 
and
several.
The word
ancient 
is a derivative of the IE root 
ant-
which means
“front, forehead.”
Its paronyms include
ante
,
anterior 
,
antic
,
antique
,
 elope
,
en
,
until 
, and the prefix
un-.
4
 
Finally, the word
lawn
is a derivative of the IE root 
lendh-2
which
means “open land.” Other derivatives include
island 
,
land 
, and
landscape.
 
5
 
THEMES: 
The first theme concerns
ENDING
or
TERMINATION
.Several paronyms of 
parade
connote division
 part 
,
separate
, and
sever 
.One of the paronyms of 
ancient 
is the word
end.
In
Roget’s 21
s
Century Thesaurus
the synonyms for
sever 
include
separate
,
 part 
, and the phrase
‘put 
an
en
 
to.’ Similarly, definitions of 
separate
 
include both “
to
1
 
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/peacock
 
2
 
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/cock
 
3
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 66
 
4
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 4
 
5
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 48
 

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