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Libra 6: The ideals of a man abundantly crystallized

T h e w o r d i d e a l de sc e n d s f r o m t h e I n d o - E u r o p e a n ( I E ) r o o t wei d- w h i c h means to see.1 Paronyms include

t wi t , gu i de , gu y, wis do m , wi s ea c re, gu i s e , i do l , i dyl l , wi t , wo t , vi e w, vi s a , vi s a ge, vi si o n, vi si t, vi s o r, a dvi c e , e n vy, e vi den t , i m p ro vis e, i n t e rvie w, p u rve y, re vi e w, re vi s e, s u rve y, h i st o ry, a n d p e n gu in .
T h e w o r d a bu nd a nt l y d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e I E r o o t w ed - w hi c h m e a n s w a t e r, w e t . 2 P a r o n y m s o f t h i s r o o t i n c l u d e wa t e r, wi nte r, t he p re f i x

h ydro - , dro p s y, in un da t e, re do u n d, redu n da n t , s u rro u n d, a b o u n d, n u t ri a, h ydra , wh i s ke y , a n d vo dka .


T h e w o r d c r yst al li ze d d e sc e n d s f r o m t h e I E r o o t kr eus - w h i c h m e a n s t o b e g i n t o f r e e z e , f o r m a c r u s t . 3 I t s p a r o n y m s i n c l u d e c ro u t o n , c ru s t ,

c ru s t a c e an , e n c ru st , a n d c rys t a l.
TH EMES : A m o n g t he p a r on y m s o f i de al i s t h e w o r d pe n gui n a n y o f v a r i o u s s t o ut f l i g h t l e s s m a r i n e b i r d s . 4 A m o n g t h e p a r o n ym s o f a bu nd a nt ly a re t h e w o r d s wa t e r , t w o G r e e k p r e fi x e s c on n o t i n g wat e r ( h ydra - a n d h ydro - ) , a n d a n o t h e r AQUAT IC MAMMAL f o un d o n l y i n t h e S o u t h e r n H e mi sp he r e , t h e n u t ri a o r co y p u s , a la r g e a q ua t i c S o u t h A m e r i c a n r o d e n t (M yo c a s t o r co yp u s) h a v i n g w e b b e d f e e t a n d a lo n g t a i l. 5 F i n a l l y w e m i g h t n o t e t ha t

p e n gu in s a re f o u n d i n c o o l

1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 96 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. 44 4 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/penguin 5 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/nutria; http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary /entry/coypu Starling Hunter 2011 1

r e g i o n s, a s fa r s o u t h a s A n t a r c t i ca , w he r e s n o w a n d i ce a r e p r e se n t ye a r r o u n d . B o t h sn o w a n d i c e a r e C RYSTAL L INE PHAS ES OF WATE R . T h e l a t t e r f o r m s w h e n li q u i d w a t e r i s co o le d b e l o w 0 d e g r e e s C e l s i u s. 6 S n o w

c rys t a l s f o r m w h e n t i n y s up e r - c o o le d c l o u d d r o p l e t s f r e e z e . 7

6 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice 7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow#Forms Starling Hunter 2011 2