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 -
What's a good resource for looking up the Latin roots of Spanish words? (There are a number of fantastic resources for finding the Latin roots of English words, but I'm having a harder time with Spanish words.) [more inside]
posted by jtothes
on Apr 30, 2013 -
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 -
Etymology Question: Relationships of modern word consensus
to Latin consensus
from (pre-Latin?) sent
? Specifically, is censor
in there somewhere as a predecessor or descendant? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Aug 13, 2011 -
I looked up the etymology of parole
in An etymological dictionary of the Romance languages
, and was intrigued by this:
"It took the place of the L. verbum
which, from religious scruples
, was sparingly used" (emphasis mine).
What "religious scruples" are they alluding to? No elaboration is given in that entry. I realize that verbum
means "word", and shares a stem with lots of other meanings
, but I would love to know if anyone knows more.
posted by everichon
on Sep 8, 2009 -
I need to find the word meaning "a word with mixed Latin and Greek roots." It's not just "hybrid word
," but a word that specifically indicated Greek and Latin origins. I've had several people remark that they know
it but can't think of it, and my search skills have failed thusfar.
posted by luftmensch
on May 6, 2007 -
Is there any etymological relationship between the non-nominative Latin forms of Jupiter [Iuppiter, Iovis
], e.g. iove
(which would be pronounced "yohweh"), and the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh?
posted by stopgap
on Jan 23, 2005 -
Where does the word "stat" come from, as in "Give me 20ccs of Ringer's Lactate, stat!"?
(I know it means quickly, but what's its origin?)
posted by jpburns
on Dec 13, 2003 -