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Libra 14: A noon siesta

The word noon descends from the Indo-European ( IE) root newn- whi ch means “nine.” 1 Paronyms

include nineteen, ninety, ninth, November, novena, ennead, and the

prefix nona-. The word siesta descends from the IE root s(w)eks- whi ch means “ six” and from which also descend

Libra 14: A noon siesta The word noon descends from the Indo-European ( IE) root newn-

the words six, sixty, semester, sextile, sestet, siesta, sextant, and Sistine.

Libra 14: A noon siesta The word noon descends from the Indo-European ( IE) root newn-

THEMES: The relationship i s

most obvious semanti c numeri cal: both the words noon

and siesta are associated with numberssix

and nine. Moreover, these numbers have an

obvious axial and verti cal

symmet ry about

them: the former is the latter reversed and inverted, as shown at left. Thus, the themes here are NUMBERS and SYMMETRY.

1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 58

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