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Aries 8: A large hat with streamers flying, facing east

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Aries 8: A large hat with streamers flying, facing east
T h e a d j e c t i v e l a r ge d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e L a t i n l a r gu s meaning “generous.”1 One of its d e f i n i t i o n s i s “ o f g r e a t e r t h a n a ve r a g e s c o p e , b r e a d t h, o r c a p a ci t y ; c o m p r e h e n si v e . ” 2 The noun hat descends from the IndoE u r o p e a n ( IE ) r o o t k a d h - , “ t o s h e lt e r , c o v e r . ” 3 I t s paronyms include heed and hood. T h e n o u n s t r ea m er d
Aries 8: A large hat with streamers flying, facing east
T h e a d j e c t i v e l a r ge d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e L a t i n l a r gu s meaning “generous.”1 One of its d e f i n i t i o n s i s “ o f g r e a t e r t h a n a ve r a g e s c o p e , b r e a d t h, o r c a p a ci t y ; c o m p r e h e n si v e . ” 2 The noun hat descends from the IndoE u r o p e a n ( IE ) r o o t k a d h - , “ t o s h e lt e r , c o v e r . ” 3 I t s paronyms include heed and hood. T h e n o u n s t r ea m er d

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Aries 8: A large hat with streamers flying, facing east
The adjective
large
descends from the Latin
largus
meaning “generous.”
1
One of its
definitions is “o
f greater than average scope,
breadth, or capacity; comprehensive.”
2
 The noun
ha
descends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
kadh-
, “to shelter, cover.”
3
Itsparonyms include
heed 
and
hood 
.The noun
streamer
descends from the IE root 
sreu-
 
which means “toflow.”
4
Among its paronyms include
maelstrom
(a violent or turbulent situation) and several distressful health conditions, e.g.
catarrh
(inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat),
diarrhea
,
hemorrhoid 
(an itching or painful mass of dilated veins inswollen anal tissue), and
rheumatism
(any of several pathologicalconditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves,characterized by discomfort and disability).The verb
fly
descends from the root 
pleu-
 
which also means “toflow.”
5
Among its paronyms are at least two other physical maladies
 pyelitis
 
(the acute inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney, caused bybacterial infection) and
 pneumonia
(respiratory disease characterized by
inflammation of the lung parenchyma…with congestion caused by viruses
or bacteria or irritants).The word
facing
descends from the root 
dhe-
 
which means “to set,put.”
6
The AHDEL lists over 150 derivatives, several of which are inkeeping with the anatomical and medical theme established by thepreceding two words. Among them are:
1
 
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/large
 
2
 
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/large
 
3
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 36
 
4
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 83
 
5
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 68
 
6
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, pp.17-8
 
 
Starling Hunter © 2011 2
 
abdomen
: the part of the body that lies between the thorax and thepelvis and encloses the stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas
 
apothecary:
one that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines; apharmacist 
 
diathesis:
constitutional predisposition to a particular disease orabnormality
 
 face:
 
the surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead tothe base of the chin and from ear to ear; a person; a person'scountenance; facial cosmetics; the most significant or prominent surface of an object.
 
 prosthesis:
an artificial device used to replace a missing body part, suchas a limb, tooth, eye, or heart valve
 
 putrefy:
to cause to decay and have a foul odor; to make gangrenous.
 
rubefacient:
producing redness, as of the skin
 
tumefaction:
the act or process of puffing or swelling; a swollencondition
 
vivify:
to give or bring life to; animate:
The word
east 
descends from the root 
aus-
 
which means “to shine”
and from which descend the words
aurora
,
Easter 
,
Eos
(Greek mythology:the winged goddess of the dawn in ancient mythology; daughter of Hyperion) and
eosin
(
a red fluorescent dye…used in cosmetics and as a
biological stain for studying cell structures).
7
 
THEMES:
Clearly from the first three keywords
streamers
,
flying
,and
facing
we get several others that are medical and anatomical innature with a clear emphasis on
PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
. Recallthat the paronyms of 
streamers
include
catarrh, diarrhea, hemorrhoid,and rheumatism.
The paronyms of 
fly
include
 pyelitis
and
 pneumonia
. Theparonyms of facing include
diathesis, prosthesis, putrefy,
and
 tumefaction.
A second theme concerns the
FACE
. Recall that one of the paronyms of 
east 
is
eosin
, a red die used in cosmetics which are defined as
“a powder,
lotion, lipstick, rouge, or other preparation for beautifying the face,
skin, hair, nails, etc.” Recall that the words
 face
and
rubefacient 
are
7
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 6
 

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