I am looking for a text file of a list of words (roughly the 5000-10000 most common English words) and their root word and root word language. My Google Fu only turns up single words or pages that I can type in a word to get to another page to get the etymology.
Wikipedia has some stuff, but it is sorted by language root, which is not what I am looking for.
I would like to have a long list of words in a text file so that I can manipulate it programatically. Comma separated or whatever, any format would be great.
Here is one use case:
Yoke - [list of words that have yoke in the etymological history] (Many, many many English words come from the root work for Yoke.)
All answers appreciated!
posted by Monkey0nCrack
on May 16, 2013 -
When I was a beginning Greek student, I translated something, I believe in Plato, about the man who led the happiest life. What was this parable? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena
on May 7, 2013 -
Is it Hercules? Ulysses? Odysseus or some other old mythic dude? What's the myth where he (whoever he is) has to fight a terrible creature, and it keeps changing shape. The key to triumph has something to do with the fact that he's strong enough (physically or mentally) to hold on through all these changes? Is this ringing a bell? What myth am I misremembering?
posted by BlahLaLa
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Are there FontSquirrel and DaFont equivalents for the Greek and Hebrew language? I'm looking for some creative Greek fonts in particular, so, where do I find the Greek equivalent of "Bleeding Cowboys" for example? [more inside]
posted by peripatew
on Apr 9, 2013 -
I need a tried, tested, and true recipe for making proper, dry, flaky sesame halva. [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I just read the letter Ted Turner received after his father found out that Ted was now studying Classics at university. Passionately written
. My question, what was Ted Turner's father reading that would make him write like that? What authors influenced this urgent writing style? I want to read more like it.
posted by leftoverboy
on Jul 26, 2012 -
I had a Humanities teacher in High School many, many years ago who, in the course of a lesson, introduced a word that I cannot remember. This word described the act of leaving the lower parts of a highly placed relief carving unfinished, as no one would see the work. [more inside]
posted by patrick rhett
on May 28, 2012 -
How likely is a run on Greek banks? What would the short to medium term effect of a run be on Greek businesses? Would it effect different types of businesses differently?
posted by digitalprimate
on May 16, 2012 -
greek filter! Some girls said "poli kalo avto" in my direction and giggled when I walked by today. I know it's lame, but i'm a bit curious about what it means.
posted by bruinbruin
on Apr 26, 2012 -
Is there a resource where I can learn about the Greek and Latin words that commonly underlie words and names in English? I don't want to learn Greek or Latin, I'm talking about only
the words which are commonly useful as 'clues'. [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Mar 13, 2012 -
Greek scholars: If an epithalamium is a poem "upon a bedchamber" what would a poem "upon wine" be? An epoinon (ἐποἶνον)? An epoinion (ἐποἶνιον)? An epoinios (ἐποἶνιος)? And how would you Latinize in a manner historically and stylistically concurrent to that of "epithalamium"?
Has no Greek poet ever written a poem "upon wine" before?
posted by punkbitch
on Feb 29, 2012 -
Name that Latin, Greek, or Italian poem... Can you identify this poem from my senile grandfather's sparse details? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy
on Feb 27, 2012 -
I'm looking for a Greek liqueur called 'tentura' in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The usual big box alcohol vendors don't seem to have it, and a few Greek specialty shops didn't either. Anyone know of a source?
posted by felix
on Oct 17, 2011 -
Classicists and folklore/mythology types: how can I go about finding the original source for this obscure Roman (or Greek?) myth? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Sep 21, 2011 -
Hey MeFites: I'm studying Latin and Greek at a university and starting to feel overwhelmed. Help me study more effectively! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 29, 2011 -
I'm looking for some good Greek music. (Please assume I know nothing.) Current pop or dance music, or anything fun, really. [more inside]
posted by Sissinghurst
on Jun 11, 2011 -
What are some alphabets or writing systems (besides Greek or Cyrillic) that are really easy for a native English speaker to learn?
posted by amfea
on Dec 5, 2010 -
I am really tired of using using Unicode or the Microsoft Word symbol function to type in Greek, and learning the polytonic keyboard is giving me spasms. Does anyone know of a good WYSIWYG editor for Ancient Greek that includes macrons, breathing, iota subscript and accent? Something similar to this
, but for Greek, would be perfect.
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Jul 25, 2010 -
MuteForeignerFilter: Advice on how to behave when visiting my boyfriend's parents in Greece, with extremely minimal Greek on my part, and extremely minimal English on theirs? [more inside]
posted by Concordia
on Jun 12, 2010 -
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
: is there an online version with the Bekker numbers
? Or at least some way to match up Bekker numbers with book/chapter numbers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 18, 2010 -
Did ancient greeks pay for their tickets to the theatre? The Romans for their seats at the Circus? [more inside]
posted by kandinski
on Oct 29, 2009 -
Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Jun 19, 2009 -
I work in a public library and I have a library user that comes in and she wants to be able to type an email to her family in Greek using the regular keys on our keyboard and then transliterate the text into Greek characters. Any ideas about an application web or otherwise that will do that for her?
posted by zzazazz
on May 22, 2009 -
I'd like to buy a leather cord necklace for a guy. The catch: I need Greek letters on it, and not just your standard frat letters. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on May 4, 2009 -
I'm a college senior who's minoring in Classical Humanities. How can I stay up-to-date in this field after graduation? [more inside]
posted by aheckler
on Apr 13, 2009 -
There is a Greek word which describes a preference for voyeurism over participation in sexual activities. What is it? (It may involve small boys.)
posted by Tufa
on Feb 18, 2009 -
Greek speakers needed! How do you pronounce 'κινειν' in both modern and ancient Greek? [more inside]
posted by amery
on Jan 25, 2009 -
I need a script that will extract from a dictionary all words that contain a certain set of letters. e.g: "a", "b", e" should return "abe", "babe", "a" etc. I know this is trivial in perl: however I want the biggest dictionary I can get my hands on, not just the default on linux. So I guess my question has two parts: can you please point me to this script and also point me to the biggest free dictionary in one or all of these scripts: roman, cyrillic, greek. This possibly has been implemented as a website. Which website?
posted by pita
on Jan 14, 2009 -
Greek translation filter: I got a t-shirt from Delphi with a Greek phrase embroidered on it a few years ago and I have forgotten what the phrase means. It seems to say "EN OIDA OTI OYDEN OIDA," though the "O's" are diamond shaped on the shirt and the "D's" are rendered more like slightly askew triangles. Any guesses? [more inside]
posted by Curry
on Jan 2, 2009 -