By Mark Forsyth
BBC RADIO four booklet OF THE WEEK, learn through HUGH DENNIS The Horologicon (or ebook of hours) delivers the main notable phrases within the English language, prepared based on the hour of the day should you really want them. Do you get up feeling tough? Then you`re philogrobolized. Pretending to paintings? That`s fudgelling, which can result in rizzling in case you suppose sleepy after lunch, although through supper time you might have turn into a glowing deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, writer of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this can be a e-book of peculiar phrases for prevalent events. From ante-jentacular to snudge when it comes to quafftide and wamblecropt, ultimately you could say, with utter accuracy, precisely what you suggest.
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Hitt. acc. sg. pa-ah-hu-u-ur (par. 41 I 6 [quoted above]). Voicing (“leniting”) of the intervocalic laryngeal before u has evolved further to loss in Luwoid pawarriya- (listed above); cf. Hitt. sehur: Luw. du-u´-ur, Hitt. lahhuwa-: Luw. la(h)una- (HED 5: 22Ϫ3), Hitt. lelhuwa-: Luw. (li)luwa- (HED 5: 82); a parallel is Provenc¸al segur: Old French seür, French suˆr). 24 pahhur The etymon has been patent since Hrozny´ (SH 69), and the identification of -hh- with IE *A1 since Kuryłowicz (Symbolae … I.
38 pai-, pa- pai-, pe-, piya- e´ti, Gk. eiÓsi, Lat. it, OLith. eı˜ti, Hitt. ¯ızzi, Luw. iti), 3 pl. *ye´nti (Ved. ya´nti, Hitt. yanzi). , on the other pa-an-zi) are secondary conventions without ulterior etymological implications. Cf. ); wezzapant-. pai-, pe-, piya- ‘give, pay, offer, furnish, consign, render’; a¯ppa pai- ‘give back, return, rendition, surrender’, kattan pai- ‘put down, abandon, betray’; para¯ pai- ‘give forth, grant; hand over, extradite’ (sum; nadanu), 1 sg. pres. act. 1 III 31 tess]umminn[a] halı¯nas pehh[e] ‘I give a clay cup’; dupl.
41 I 6 pahhu¯r ura¯ni; ibid. I 29 pah]hu¯r ura¯[ni; cf. par. ] paa-hu-u-ur, ibid. 10 III 21Ϫ22 DTelipinus kardimiyauwanza zi-sˇu k[ara¯z-sis] uriwaran pa¯hhur nu kı¯ pa¯hur ma¯hha[n kistari … ‘T. ”’ [G. 49 Rs. 27 Vs. 20), izi (frequent, e. g. 70 Vs. 1 I 82 sˇa LUku´ r izi salli wastul ˇ ´ ´ ‘enemy fire, a great failure’; ibid. babbar ‘Hittite arms fire’ [Ünal, Hatt. mesˇ-sˇu nuntaras sig5-ri ‘if this inflammation of his majesty’s feet lets up promptly’; VBoT 136 Vs. 14 Rs. 16 nu tapassan-pat izi-ya me-as ‘took the very fever and febrility’ [cf.