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Taurus 3: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover

Taurus 3: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover

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Taurus 3: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover
The means word “ p os t , step stem; descends to from the

I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( IE ) r o o t st e bh - w h i c h s u p p o rt , place f i r m l y o n , f a s t e n . ” I t s p a r o n y m s i n cl u d e s t a m p , s t a mp e d e , st o o p , a n d s t u mp . 1 The which include word means land, lawn “ op e n is one land.” of several descending from the I E r o o t l e nd h - 2 P a r on y m s and i sl a n d ,

landscape,

hinterland.2 T h
Taurus 3: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover
The means word “ p os t , step stem; descends to from the

I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( IE ) r o o t st e bh - w h i c h s u p p o rt , place f i r m l y o n , f a s t e n . ” I t s p a r o n y m s i n cl u d e s t a m p , s t a mp e d e , st o o p , a n d s t u mp . 1 The which include word means land, lawn “ op e n is one land.” of several descending from the I E r o o t l e nd h - 2 P a r on y m s and i sl a n d ,

landscape,

hinterland.2 T h

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Taurus 3: Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover
The word
step
descends from theIndo-European (IE) root 
stebh-
which
means “
post, stem; to support, placefirmly on, fasten.
Its paronyms include
stamp
,
stampede
,
stoop
,
 
and
stump.
1
 The word
 lawn 
is one of severaldescending from the IE root 
lendh-2
 
which means “open land.” Paronyms
 include
land 
,
landscape
,
island 
, and
hinterland 
.
2
 The word
bloom
is derived from
bhel-3,
 
“to thrive, bloom.”
Itsparonyms include
blade
,
bleed 
,
bless
,
blood 
,
blow 
,
cauliflower 
,
ferret 
(
anarrow piece of tape used to bind or edge fabric
),
flora
,
florist 
,
flower 
,
  flour 
,
flourish
,
folio
,
 
and
 foliage.
3
 
The word
clover
descends from the Old English
clafre.
As a noun it 
refers to “any of the various herbs of the genus
Trifolium
in the peafamily having trifoliate leaves and dense small heads of small flowersand including species grown for forage, erosion control, and as a sourceof nectar for honey bees
.” The idiomatic expression “in clover” means“living a carefree life of ease, comfort, and prosperity.
4
 
THEMES: 
One theme that unites these four keywords is the idea of 
FLORA
or plants. One of the paronyms of 
step
is the word
stump
which is
p
art of a tree trunk left protruding from the ground after the tree has
fallen or has been felled.”
5
The word
lawn 
refers to “a plot of grass,usually tended or mowed.”
6
Paronyms of 
bloom
 
(the flower of a plant)
1
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 140
 
2
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 48
 
3
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, pp. 9-10
 
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