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Libra 23: Chanticleer

A c h ant i cl e er i s a ro o s t e r, a m a le c h i ck e n . T he w o r d i t s e l f i s a c om p o u n d o f d e r i v a t i v e s o f t w o r o o t s , t h e f i r st o f w h i c h i s I n d o - E u r op e a n ( IE ) k a n- t o s i n g. I t s p a r o n y m s i n c l u d e hen , ca n t,

c a n t at a, c h an t, a c ce n t, en c h a nt , i n ce nt i ve, re c a n t , o s ci ne , a n d c h a rm . 1
T h e s e c o n d r o ot i s t h e I E r o ot k e le -2 t o s h o u t . 2 I t s p a r o n ym s i n c l u d e l o w ( t he c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s o u n d u t t e r e d b y ca t t le ) , c l a i m, c l a m o r, a cc l a i m , e x c l ai m ,

re c l a i m, h a l e ( t o co m p e l, g o ) , h a u l, co n c i l ia t e, c o un c i l, re c o n c i le , c a l e n da r, e c c le s ia , n o m e n c la t o r, c l e a r, gl a i r, c h ia ro s c u ro, c l ai rvo ya n t, de c l a re , c l ai r, a n d i n te rc a l a te .
TH EMES : Re c a l l t ha t k a n- , t h e r o ot o f c h ant , me a n s t o si n g w h i le k el e -2 , t he r o o t o f c le er , me a n s t o s ho u t . B o t h w o r d s a r e s y n o n y m s o f e a c h o t he r a n d o f ch a n t . 3 T h e t h e m e t he n i s C HANT .

1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 36 2 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 39 3 http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sing; http://thesaurus.com/browse/chant Starling Hunter 2011 1