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Aries 11: The president of the country

Aries 11: The president of the country

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Aries 11: The president of the country
T h e w o r d p r e s i d e n t i s c o m p r i se d o f t h e p r e f i x p r e - , t h e b a s e s i d , a n d t h e s u f f i x - e n t . T he p re f i x d e s ce n d s from the Indo-European (IE) root per1 which is the base of over 120 words “wi th the basic meaning of forward (and) through” as well as a “wide range of extended senses such as before, early, first, chief, t o w a r d , a g a i n s t , n e a r , a t , a r o u n d . ” 1 A m o n g i t s p a r
Aries 11: The president of the country
T h e w o r d p r e s i d e n t i s c o m p r i se d o f t h e p r e f i x p r e - , t h e b a s e s i d , a n d t h e s u f f i x - e n t . T he p re f i x d e s ce n d s from the Indo-European (IE) root per1 which is the base of over 120 words “wi th the basic meaning of forward (and) through” as well as a “wide range of extended senses such as before, early, first, chief, t o w a r d , a g a i n s t , n e a r , a t , a r o u n d . ” 1 A m o n g i t s p a r

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Aries 11: The president of the country
The word
president 
is comprised of the prefix
 pre-
, the base
si
, and the suffix
-ent 
. The prefixdescends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
per1
which is the base of over 120 words “wi
th thebasic meaning of forward (and)
through” as wellas a “wide range of extended senses such as
before, early, first, chief, toward, against, near, at,
around.”
1
Among its paronyms are found
before
,
  forth
,
from
,
further 
,
premier 
,
pride
,
primary 
,
  prime
,
prince
,
principle
,
principal 
,
priest 
,
probe
,
  proof 
,
proud 
,
 
and
 proton.
The base descends from the IE root 
sed-1
 
which means “to sit.”
2
Among its paronyms are
assess
,
beset 
,
cathedral 
,
 nest 
,
niche
,
obsess
,
possess
,
reside
,
saddle
,
seat 
,
sediment 
,
session
,
se
,
 settle
,
siege
,
sewer 
,
si
,
soil 
,
soot 
,
subsidy 
,
 
and
supersede
.The word
country
descends from
kom-
which means “beside, near, by,and with.”
3
Its paronyms include
cum
(together with, plus),
contrary 
,
 counter 
, and
cenobite
(a member of a convent or other religiouscommunity).
THEMES:
Two themes which are evident among the above keywords,roots, and paronyms include
NEARNESS
or proximity and
RELIGION
.
Theme Keywords Roots (definition) Paronyms (definition)
NEARNESS president per1 (near)NEARNESS country kom- (near)NEARNESS president per1 approximate, approaching,proximalRELIGION president per1 priestRELIGION president sed-1 cathedral
1
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, pp. 65-6
 
2
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, pp. 73-4
 
3
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 43
 

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