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What is the etymology of the word ecology?
Astonishingly, this word is attested directly to a single individual; in 1873, coined by German zoologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) as Okologie, from Greek oikos "house, dwelling place, habitation" + -logia "study of." Ecosystem is from 1935. Ecosphere (1953) is the region around a star where conditions allow life-bearing planets to exist.
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The French word lapin comes from the Latin word lepus for hare.
The word 'Renaissance' is Latin for 'rebirth.' It is used to describe a period of history in which Europe experienced a 'rebirth' of widespread interest in intellectual pu…rsuits, such as science, philosophy, and history.
From the Online Etymology Dictionary: ; shrapnel : 1806, from Gen. Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842), who invented a type of exploding, fragmenting shell when he was a… lieutenant in the Royal Artillery during the Peninsular War. The invention consisted of a hollow cannon ball, filled with shot, which burst in mid-air; his name for it was spherical case ammunition. Sense of "shell fragments" is first recorded 1940. The surname is attested from 13c., and is believed to be a metathesized form of Charbonnel, a dim. form of O.Fr. charbon "charcoal," in ref. to complexion, hair color, or some other quality.
The origin of the word "blizzard" lies with its use, by O.C. Bates, to describe a brutal snow storm that lashed the open prairie. Bates was the Editor of the Estherville, Iowa… newspaper the Vindicator and he couldn't think of a word forceful enough to describe the late blinding snow storm in April of 1871. According to the online etymology dictionary: 1859, origin obscure (perhaps somehow connected with blaze); it came into general use in the U.S. in the hard winter 1880-81, though it was used with a sense of "violent blow" in Amer.Eng., 1829; and blizz "violent rainstorm" is attested from 1770.
Because the chalkbeds of southern England were allegedly laid down during the Cretaceous period, The Answer(s) to this Question will most likely be found there. Neither 'chee'… nor 'chalker' is found in the OED's Online Etymology Dictionary.
Maybe it originates in the Hebrew word LEV which means heart.
From 1567, Middle French manufactura, from Latin manu, ablative of manus 'hand', factura, past perfect of facere 'to perform'
Old English circa 1400 tyne 'small', perhaps from tine 'fork prong' (introduced contemporaneously).
It originates from prehistoric Germanic "andswaru", having been a compound form in Old English from "and" ( = against ) + "swerian" ( = swear ); thus a kind of counter-q…uestion said in time as a defense, or a reply to a charge, in order to solve a problem before it could get harder.
The Greek noun 'eucharistia' derives from "good,well" + "favor,grace".
day of Frigg - a Germanic goddess roughly equivalent to Venus. This is kinda weird as vendredi (french) is derived from the Latin for goddess Venus too, Shurava in many Indian… languages is also associated with the name for the planet Venus. Loads of languages just use derivations of the 'fifth day'
Andes: derive of the quechua (ethnic group living in Peru and Bolivia), word "anti", during the Inca times the people who lived in the jungle were called "antis" and later the… spanierds named the American largest mountain range "los Andes"
Literally, its origins lie in the measurement of the Earth. Measurement in the sense of the area of a field, or the length of a road. "Geo" means Earth and "Metra" means m…easurement. Both of these words are Ancient Greek in origin.
The word Monsoon has been derived from the arabic word mawsim meaning 'season'.
Shampoo: From Hindi cā[mdot]pō, imperative of cā[mdot]pnā, to press http://www.answers.com/shampoo
It is Greek for Elder. It was transliterated into Latin and English for use referring to a church official. It is usually used for the highest ranking clergy… in a local church. In some churches it is also used for the highest ranking laymen.
The etymology is derived from the noun "show" and the word "boat". It was first introduced in the 1800's as a term to describe artistic performances on a boat.