Pisces 5: A church bazaar

T h e w o r d c hu rch de s c e n d s f r o m I n d o E u r o p e a n ( I E ) t he r o o t k e ue - w h i c h me a n s “ t o s w e l l, v a u lt ; h o l e . ” A m o n g i t s o t he r p a r o n y m s a r e t he w o r d s c a ve , c a ve rn ,

c a vi t y , c o n c a ve , e xc a va t e , c o dei n e , c u m u l a t e , c u m u l u s , a c c u m u l a te , ki rk, K yri e
( a b r i e f p e t i t i o n a n d r e s p o n se u s e d i n v a r i o u s l i t u r g i e s o f s e v e r a l C h r i st i a n c h u r c h e s ; a m u s i ca l s e t t i n g o f t he s a me ) ,

ke rm i s ( a n o u t d o or f a i r ) , c ym a ( e i t h e r o f
t w o m o l d i n g s h a v i n g a n u n d u l a t i n g or S s h a p e d p r o f i l e , u se d e s p e ci a l l y i n c l a ss i c a l a r c h i t e ct u r e ) , a n d e n c ei n te ( p r e g n a n t ) . 1 T h e w o r d b a z aa r de s c e n d s f r o m t h e IE r o o t wes -3 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o buy.”
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T h e w o r d i t se l f m e a n s “ a m a r k e t c o n si s t i n g o f a st r e e t l i n e d w i t h

shops and stalls”, “a shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous a r t i c l e s a r e s o l d ” or “ a f a i r o r s a le a t w h i c h m i s c e l la n e ou s a r t i c le s a r e s o l d , o f t e n f o r c h a ri t a b le p u r p o s e s . ” 3 I t s p a r o n y m s i n c l u de t h e w o r d s

du o p s o n y ( a s t o c k - m a r k e t c o n d i t i o n w h e r e i n t w o ri v a l b u y e r s e x e r t a
c o n t r o l l i n g i n f l u e n c e o n n u m e r o u s se ll e r s ) , m o n op s on y ( a m a r k e t s i t u a t i o n i n w h i c h t h e p r o d u c t o r s e rv i c e o f s e ve r a l s e l le r s i s so u g h t b y o n l y o n e b u y e r ) , revi l e , ven a l, ven d , vi l e , vi l i f y , a n d vi li pe n d ( d e sp i s e , s p e a k i l l o f , v i e w or t r e a t w i t h c o n t e m p t ) . TH EMES : F i r st r e c a l l t h a t on e o f t h e p a r o n y m s o f chu rch i s

a c c u m u l a t i on w h i ch m e a n s “ t o g a t h e r o r p i l e u p ; a ma s s. ” 4 R e c a l l t ha t
t e r m b a z a ar re f e r s t o a sp e ci f i c k i n d o f M A RKET , t h a t i t s r o o t m e a n s “ t o

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Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 41 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 101 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/bazaar http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/accumulate Starling Hunter © 2011 1

buy” and that its paronyms include words with specific references to m a r k e t c o n d i t i o n s , i n c l u d i n g st o c k ma r k e t s . N o t a b l y , i n t h e r e l a t i on t o t h e s t oc k m a r k e t , t h e t e r m ac c u m u l a t io n r e f e r s t o a sp e ci f i c p a t t e rn o f b u y i n g s t o c k s b y i n s t i t u t i o n a l i n v e s t or s : L a r g e i n v e s t o r s a n d f i n a n ci a l i n s t i t u t i o n s a re l i mi t e d i n t h e i r a b i li t y t o m o v e i n a n d o ut o f s e c u r i t i e s b e ca u s e t h e y d e a l w i t h l a r g e n u m b e r s o f s h a r e s t ha t w o u l d d r i v e t h e p r i c e o f a s e c u r i t y up i f o r d e r e d a l l a t on c e . I n o r d e r t o b u y t he i r i n t e n d e d n u mb e r o f s h a r e s, i n s t i t ut i o n a l i n ve s t o r s s p r e a d t he i r ac c u m u l a t i o n o f s h a r e s ov e r a p e r i o d o f t i me . 5

5 http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/accumulation.asp Starling Hunter © 2011 2

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