Editor(s)

Cohen, Gerald Leonard, 1941-

Department(s)

Art, Languages, and Philosophy

Document Type

Book

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Table of Contents

Preface – v

Nathan Süsskind: Murphy’s Law in action in the Talmud, resulting in the horrific directive Tov shebagoyim harog ‘Kill the best gentile’ – 1

Nathan Süsskind: Biblical ‘She shall bear on my knees’ and ‘I will be built up’ - 27

Nathan Süsskind: Joseph < ’May he add’; Naftali < ‘My trickery’ – 30

Nathan Süsskind: Jesus, the super-Pharisee – 38

Nathan Süsskind: Why the Gospels blame the Jews – 49

Nathan Süsskind: Purim pastry homenstashen: why ‘Haman’s pockets’? – 52

Gerald Cohen: Compiled Comments on Etymology treatments on reduplication in Indo-European – 55

Introduction – 55

Reflections on the Primitive Indo-European word for ‘six’ – 58

Why palatal k in Primitive Indo-European *ḱm̥tom ‘100’? – 61

Latin calculus ‘pebble’ – 67

Origin of the PIE word for ‘four’ – 69

Some very tentative suggestions on developments in PIE – 72

Reflections on the PIE word for ‘dog’ – 77

Reflections on PIE * éḱw- ‘horse’ – 79

Hittite ḫṷek ‘implore,’, IE *uekṷ ‘speak,’ *ṷek ‘to want, wish’ – 80

PIE *ṷel-/*ṷol- ‘turn, roll’ <*kṷel/ *kṷol? – 85

Origin of the initial nasal in the Greek enclitic pronouns min, nin – 86

Origin of Sanskrit mama ‘of me’ – 88

Joseph Wallfield: IE *se-eĝhs > OCS šestĭ – 89

Gerald Cohen: Sumerian gibil ‘burn; new’: insight from Chinese – 91

Gerald Cohen: Russian pol-yi ‘hollow, open, uncovered’ – 92

Thomas E. Murray: Of etymology and idiom: metaphors from the language of handspinning – 95

Thomas E. Murray: On the origins of cran- in cranberry – 103

Roger Wescott: Note on cran- in cranberry – 108

Albert S. Gatschet: Onomatology of the Catawba River Basin (reprint of unpublished article in the Smithsonian Institute) – 109

Gerald Cohen: To blackball ‘exclude from a society’ – 116

Caldwell Titcomb: On the history of blackballing – 118

Gerald Cohen: Reflections on degree in language – 125

James J. Pontillo: 18th century firearms terminology in modern American English – 132

Lee Crawley Kirk: Pull someone’s leg: ‘joke/tease/ from ‘coax’ – 139

(1) Introduction by Gerald Cohen – 139

(2) Reprint of Kirk’s 1989 article in Righting Words – 139

Lee Crawley Kirk: With bells on – 144

Two items on toast – 146

(1) Excerpts from Lee Crawley Kirk’s item on toast in Righting Words – 146

(2) Letter from Gary Bertrand – 146

Gerald Cohen: Note on the name Steinbrenner – 151

Joseph Wallfield: Judas Iscariot = Judas the Deliverer – 152

Gerald Cohen: Reflections on Hittite ‘Muwatallis named me for the wheel’ – 156

Gerald Cohen: Conclusions? – 158

Index – 161

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© 1991 Gerald Leonard Cohen, All rights reserved.

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