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Aries 24: An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia

Aries 24: An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia

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Aries 24: An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia
The word open descends from the I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t u p o - w h i ch m e a n s “ u n d e r, up f r o m u n d e r , o v e r. ” 1 I t s p a r o n y m s i n cl u d e a b o v e , e a v e s , often, opal, up, supine, uproar, valet, a n d v a s sa l . The two syllables of the word w i n d o w d e s ce n d f r o m t w o d i f f e r e n t r o o t s . T h e f i r st ( w i n d - ) d e s c e n d s f r om t h e I E r
Aries 24: An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia
The word open descends from the I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t u p o - w h i ch m e a n s “ u n d e r, up f r o m u n d e r , o v e r. ” 1 I t s p a r o n y m s i n cl u d e a b o v e , e a v e s , often, opal, up, supine, uproar, valet, a n d v a s sa l . The two syllables of the word w i n d o w d e s ce n d f r o m t w o d i f f e r e n t r o o t s . T h e f i r st ( w i n d - ) d e s c e n d s f r om t h e I E r

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Aries 24: An open window and a net curtain blowing into acornucopia
The word
open 
descends from theIndo-European (IE) root 
upo-
which
means “under, up from under, over.”
1
 Its paronyms include
above
,
eaves
,
 often
,
opal 
,
up
,
supine
,
uproar 
,
valet 
,
 
and
vassal.
 The two syllables of the word
window
descend from two different roots. The first (
wind
-
) descends from the IE root 
we-
 
which means “toblow.”
2
Among its paronyms are
nirvana
,
vent 
,
ventilate
,
weather 
,
wind 
,and
wing.
The second syllable (
-ow
) descends from the root 
okw-
which
means “to see.”
3
Its paronyms include
antler 
,
autopsy 
,
daisy 
,
eye
,
ocular 
,
 ogle
, and
optic.
 The word
ne
descends from the IE root 
ned-
which means “to bind,tie.”
4
The words
annex 
,
ouch
(a brooch or buckle set with jewels),
connect 
,
nexus
,
node
,
noose
,
 
and
nettle
are counted among its paronyms.The word
curtain
descends from the IE root 
gher-1
 
which means “tograsp, enclose.”
5
Paronyms include
 yard 
(a tract of ground),
carol 
,
choral 
,
 choir 
,
chorus
,
cohort 
,
court 
,
courteous
,
curtsy 
,
garden
,
girth
,
girdle
,
 hangar 
,
orchard 
.The word
blow
has several senses. In this symbol it most likely means
“to move along or be carried by or as if by the wind” and thus descends
from the IE root 
bhle-
which mean
s “to blow.”
6
Its paronyms include
bladder 
,
blast 
,
blaze
,
blow 
,
flatulent 
,
flavor 
,
inflate
, and
soufflé 
.
1
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 94
 
2
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 95
 
3
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 60
 
4
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 58
 
5
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 30
 
6
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 12
 

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