[Ads-l] Toxic WOTY

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 16 17:52:07 EST 2018


τοξικόν, toxicum > Rumanian _toapsec_ "poison"

Interesting sound-change, IMO: /'oksi/ > [o'apse]

On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 2:16 AM W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Horoscoptically, Toksóte:s (Toξóτηs) = Sagittārius = The Archer (earh,
> arrow; Lat arcus 'bow').
> Probably, we don't automatically associate archery with poison; it's
> probably banned by the Geneva Convention. More than likely, poisoned arrows
> were the norm in the past; otherwise it's just poking holes in a target,
> not coop-de-grass.
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