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Aries 2: A comedian entertaining a group

Aries 2: A comedian entertaining a group

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Aries 2: A comedian entertaining a group
The keyword comedian descends from the I n d o - E u r op e a n root w ed - 2 which means “to speak.”1 Among its paronyms

a r e s e v e r a l l y r i c a l, l i t e r a r y , a n d m u s i c a l f o r m s , m o s t l y se c u l a r b u t a ls o s a c r e d . T h e s e i n c l u d e o d e ( a l y r i c p o e m, a ch o r i c song of classic Greece, or a classi cal G r e e k p oe m ) , c o me d y ( p o p u la r e n t e r t a i n m e n t co m p o se d o f j
Aries 2: A comedian entertaining a group
The keyword comedian descends from the I n d o - E u r op e a n root w ed - 2 which means “to speak.”1 Among its paronyms

a r e s e v e r a l l y r i c a l, l i t e r a r y , a n d m u s i c a l f o r m s , m o s t l y se c u l a r b u t a ls o s a c r e d . T h e s e i n c l u d e o d e ( a l y r i c p o e m, a ch o r i c song of classic Greece, or a classi cal G r e e k p oe m ) , c o me d y ( p o p u la r e n t e r t a i n m e n t co m p o se d o f j

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Aries 2: A comedian entertaining a group
The keyword
comedian
descends fromthe Indo-European root 
wed-2
which
means “to speak.”
1
Among its paronymsare several lyrical, literary, and musicalforms, mostly secular but also sacred.These include
ode
(a lyric poem, a choricsong of classic Greece, or a classicalGreek poem),
comedy 
(popular entertainment composed of jokes, satire,or humorous performance),
epode
(a species of lyric poem),
hymnody 
(the act of singing psalms or hymns),
melody 
(a pleasing succession orarrangement of sounds or a poem suitable for setting to music or song),
 monody 
(music consisting of a single vocal part),
 parody 
(a literary orartistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule; the practice of reworking an alreadyestablished musical composition),
rhapsody 
(an epic poem),
tragedy 
(adrama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin orsuffers extreme sorrow) and
Theravada
(Buddhist doctrine, scripture).The first half of 
entertaining
descends from the root 
en-
which
means “in.”
2
Its paronyms include
episode
(a brief section of a literary ordramatic work that forms part of a connected series) and
esoteric
 (confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle).The second half of 
entertaining
descends from the root 
ten-
which
means “to stretch.”
3
Paronyms of this root include several words relatedto the human voice
both singing and spoken, to musical instruments, toresonance and vibratory rate, and finally to religious/spiritual teachingand practice. These include
syntonic
(a high degree of emotionalresponsiveness to the environment; relating to two oscillating circuits
1
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 95
 
2
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 23
 
3
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 90
 

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