Gemini 28: A man declared bankrupt

The root word 1 man descends means

f r o m t h e I n d o - E u ro p e a n ( I E ) manw hi c h “man” and from which also d e s c e n d m a n i k i n , m a n n e q u in , m e n s c h , a n d Ma n u . 1 T h e w o r d d e c l a re d i s a d e r i v a t i v e o f t he IE r o o t k e l e - 2 w h i c h m e a n s “ t o s h o ut . ” 2 I t s p a r o n y m s i n c l u d e c l a im , c l a m o r , p r o c l a i m , h a u l , h a l e , c o u n c il , r e c o n c i l e , c a l e n d a r , e c c l e s ia , c l e a r , cl a ir v o ya n t , d e c l a r e , a n d c h i a r o s c u r o . T h e w o r d b a n k r u p t i s a c o mp o u n d w h o s e h a l v e s d e s ce n d f r o m t w o d i f f e r e n t r o ot s. T he w o r d b a n k d e s ce n d s f r o m t he I E r o o t b h eg - w h i ch m e a n s “ t o b r e a k. ” 3 I t s p a r o n y m s i n cl u d e b a n g , bu n gl e , b e n c h , ba n k ( a p i l e d - u p m a s s ), ba n k (a b u si n e ss e st a b l i s h m e n t i n w h i c h m o n e y i s ke p t ), b a n k ( a s e t o f s i mi l a r o r m a t c h e d t h i n g s a r r a n g e d i n a r o w ) , b u n c o ( a s w i n d l e o r c o n fi d e n c e g a m e ), a n d b a n q u e t . T h e s u f f i x - ru p t c le a r l y i s r e la t e d t o t h e n o un r u p t u r e w h i c h d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e I E r o o t re u p - , t o s n a t c h . It s p a r on y m s i n c l u d e r e a ve , b e r e a v e , r o ve r ( a p i ra t e o r p i r a t e v e ss e l ) , r o b , r o b b e r y , r o b e , r u b l e , u su r p , r o u t , d i s r u p t , a br u p t , co r r u p t , a n d e r u p t . T H E M E S : T h e f i r st t h e m e c o n c e rn s M O NE Y . A ba n k i s, o f c o u r s e , a b u s i n e s s e s t a b l i s hm e n t w h e r e m o n e y i s k e p t . O n e o f t h e p a r o n y m s o f – r u p t c y i s r u b l e , t he n a me o f t h e R u s si a n c u r r e n c y . A s e c o n d t h e m e c on c e r n s C RI M E . R e ca l l t h a t o n e o f t h e p a r o n y m s o f b a n k i s bu n c o , a sw i n d l e o r c o n fi d e n c e g a m e . A m o n g t he p a r on y m s o f – r u p t c y a r e a t le a s t t h r e e ot h e r c r i m e s — r o b b e r y , r e a v e r y ( t o p l u n d e r, p i l l a g e , r ob ) , a n d co r r u p t io n . C o - l o ca t i o n s f o r m e d f r o m k e y w o r d s a n d / o r
1 W ATKINS , C. (2000), T HE A MERICAN H ERITAGE DICTIONARY OF I NDO E UROPEAN ROOTS , P . 51 2 W ATKINS , C. (2000), T HE A MERICAN H ERITAGE DICTIONARY OF I NDO E UROPEAN ROOTS , P . 39 3 W ATKINS , C. (2000), T HE A MERICAN H ERITAGE DICTIONARY OF I NDO E UROPEAN ROOTS , P . 8 Starling Hunter © 2011 1

t h e i r p a r o n y m s i n c l u d e e c c l e s i a st i c a l r o b e s , a bu n g l e d r o b be r y , a n d a c o r r u p t c o u n c i l ma n .

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