I Love Quilting
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I love studying the etymology of words.
, meaning to make uneasy, discomfort, trouble, distress, misfortune. Comes from two old words
, meaning without or away and
, meaning ease.
comes from the word
which means contact.
meaning with, and
, meaning unwell, has a huge history.
Old Frisian was a language similar to English, spoken on the North Sea Coast of modern Netherlands and Germany before the 1400's. Their word for sick was
In the 600's - 1000's, the Old Saxon word for sick was
. A west germanic language, Old Saxon was the earliest form of low German.
Proto-Germanic is a hypothetical prehistoric ancestor of all Germanic languages, including English and their translation is
Old High German, which is the ancestor of modern literary German renders it
The East Germanic language of the Goths, extinct since the 1400's says
Middle Dutch was spoken and written between 900's and 1400's.
In the Rosemary version, sick is made from two words:
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