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 is the origin of the phrase "by the balls" as in: "He's really got you by the balls."? [more inside]
posted by sciurus
on Oct 2, 2008 -
Does the phrase "Please, not in the face!" (in reference to a metaphorical imminent beating) have a definitive, particular origin from a famous film or some other piece of pop culture? Or has it just sort of established itself from actual beatings?
posted by so_necessary
on Jun 15, 2007 -
How is the term is determined for a native, thing or resident of a place? For example, an American
from America or Italian
from Italy seems simple enough, but Glaswegian
from Glasgow? Shouldn't it be Moswegian and not Muscovite? [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx
on Apr 13, 2005 -
What is the Etymological origin of the phrase "And How!" used as an exclamation. [more inside]
posted by Megafly
on Mar 23, 2005 -
Can I please get a definitive ruling on White Castle "slider" vs. White Castle "slyder"? Google tells me it's "slider" but I don't think that's right.
posted by blueshammer
on Aug 8, 2004 -
Meme origin question: The phrase "bow-chicka-wow-wow" has become the standard way to signify "porn movie music." I remember seeing a stand-up comic in the late '80s/early '90s who spoke that phrase, and that was what got my circle of middle schoolers using it, although I doubt that was the real progenitor. But it's too specific of an expression to have been developed independently. Thoughts?
posted by blueshammer
on Feb 3, 2004 -
What is the origin of the
1. Do one thing
2. Do another thing
posted by jpoulos
on Jan 13, 2004 -