[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Thu Aug 30 16:42:09 EDT 2018


just single words this time

from ancient/Classical Greece:
Marathon
Oddysey
Spartan
laconic
Atheneum
hermetic
plutonic
Solon
draconic

from ancient Rome:
czar/tsar (from Caesar)
consul
tribune

from the Old Testament
Job, Jonah, David, Goliath, Solomon, all used as metaphors
Jeremiad
sodomy
babble

from Christianity:
Pontiff (from Pontifex Maximus)
Lutheran
Mennonite, Campbellite, etc.
Mormon
simony
gospel (metaphor for a body of belief)

Marxism and many other -isms

Napoleonic

Wagnerian

Hamlet=indecisive person

checkmate(from "shah mat")

bolivar (currency)

- Jim Landau


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