On The Same Page

Perhaps it is just my INFJ detail oriented personality, but I love to know where people are coming from, getting on the same page, so to speak, whether it is an ancient language, a writing or a conversation. I have a ton of dictionaries covering ancient dead languages, modern languages, encyclopedias of symbols, pre-writing systems and petroglyphs. I am constantly asking people to define or explain a word, to better understand their point of view. People always say that you should treat others in a manner that you would like to be treated. Well, I love linguistics and details. So I am providing you with some of my linguistic foundation, to hopefully avoid misunderstandings, just as I do in my book, so that we can all get on the same page. 

As I post articles, I will expand the definition list as needed.

Abrahamic Faiths -the Abrahamic faiths are those that derived from the patriarch Abraham, often described as 3, there are actually more. The oldest of the faiths is that of a Hebraic nature, which includes Qaraism, Shomronism (Samaritanism), and Judaism. Christianity later derived from the Hebraic faiths, followed by Islam.

BCE – Before Common Era, equates to B.C. abbreviation in Christian reckoning of Before Christ.

CE – Common Era, equates to A.D. abbreviation in Christian reckoning of Anno Domini (Latin) – year of the Lord.

Caste -  a race of men, from the Latin castus, meaning chaste, from castus, to be pure, cut off, separated.  Also, carere - to be cut off from, related to castration, from PIE *kas-to-, which is from the root *kes - to cut. In the Sanskrit, the word caste is Varna, which means color, referring to the color of skin.

Cosmogony – (cosmogeny) the origins of the universe or world, how it came to be born.

Cosmology – the world view of a people or system as it pertains to the universe as a whole.

Cuneiform – a form of writing created by impressing a wedge shaped stylus into clay, forming the ideograms or syllabic writing.

Cunt – female genitalia, Middle English cunt, akin to Old Norse kunta, from Proto-Germanic *kunton, of uncertain origin. Latin cuneus "wedge," PIE *gwen-, root of woman and Greek gyne "woman." First known reference in English is said to be c.1230 Oxford street name Gropecuntlane (attested through late 14c.), presumably a haunt of prostitutes. 

Egalitarian - from the French égalitaire, from Old French egalite, which is from Latin aequalitatem. Aequalitatem is from the Latin aequalis - equal, from Old Latin aequus which means level, even, just

Feminine – first use mid-14th century - of the female sex.  From Old French femenin (12century) feminine, female; with feminine qualities, effeminate, from Latin femininus -  feminine, from femina woman, female, literally she who suckles, from base of felare to suck, suckle, from Umbrian (central Italy, Tuscan territory) feliuf, more than likely from Etruscan (non-Indo-European language) related to Raetic and Minoan.

Feminism -  state of being feminine, from French f√©minisme. Feminine, from femina woman, female, literally she who suckles, from base of felare to suck, suckle + ism - action, state, condition, doctrine. Modern application is the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of women.

Gender - kind, sort, class, from Old French gendre, which is from the stem of Latin genus (generis) , meaning race, stock, family; kind, rank, order; species. Genus is from Greek genos meaning race, kind, and gonos meaning birth, offspring, stock, which is from the PIE (Prot-Indo-European) root *gen(e)- produce, beget, be born. In the ancient Greek concept men and women were an entirely different race.

Ideogram or ideograph – idea writing (grapho), a picture which represents an idea, similar to pictographs / pictograms, which convey a meaning by the picture represented.

Indo-Europeanderives from the concept that the original speakers of the Indo-European languages and their descendants up to the present day,  constitute a distinctive race or subrace, frequently referred to as Aryan.The Indo-European languages are a family/phylum of several hundred related languages deriving from the root Proto-Indo-European language.  The branch Indo-European languages include most major current languages of Europe,  ancient Anatolia, the ancient Iranian territories and South Asia.

Masculine - of men, male, from the Old French masculin - of the male sex. From Latin masculinus  - male, of masculine gender, which is from masculus - male, masculine; worthy of a man, of unknown origin. Meaning, having the qualities of the male sex, manly, virile, powerful.

Matriarchal - from matri-, comb. form of Latin mater (mother) + -arch (to rule).

Matrilineal – from the mother’s (matri) line.

Misandry - man hater. From Greek miso - hate + andros - of man, male human being.

Misogyny – woman hater. From Greek miso – hate + gynia / gyne – woman.

PIE – Proto-Indo-European

Patriarch - from Old French patriarche, from Late Latin patriarcha, from Greek patriarches "chief or head of a family," from patria "family, clan," from pater "father" + archein "to rule."

Patrilineal – from the father’s (pater) line.

Pictogram or Pictograph – a picture that resembles the image pictured.

Pudendum – Used from the late 1400’s from Latin pudendum (pl. pudenda) It literally means a "thing to be ashamed of," neuter gerundive of pudere which means to "make ashamed," from PIE base *(s)peud- to push, punish or repulse.

Pussy - slang for vulva from Old Norse puss, which means a pocket, pouch. Compare to Low Germanic puse, which means vulva.

Revolution - derives from Old French revolution, which comes from Late Latin revolutionem (nom. revolutio) -a revolving, this derives from Latin revolutus, revolvere -turn, roll back. Revolvere means turn, roll back, from re- back, again + volvere - to roll, turn. Literally, revolution means to turn back to the vulva, the female origins of life – the womb.

Sexism -  Discrimination based on gender; attitudes, conditions, or behaviors that promote stereotyping of social roles based on gender.

Twat – From Old Norse thveit which means a cut, slit, forest clearing. Used for genitals, a sexually active woman, later for a foolish or despicable person.

Vagina - from Latin, meaning sheath, scabbard, pod (pl. vaginae). This originates from the Indo-European *wag-ina, from base *wag- "to break, split." Possibly from the ancient sheaths being made from a split piece of wood. The Slavic/Baltic languages added the “V” pronunciation to the *wag-ina, making it vag-ina.

Vulva - from Latin vulva, earlier volva - womb, female sexual organ, literally a wrapper, from volvere which means to turn, twist, roll, revolve. Originally from PIE (Proto-Indo-European) base *wel- to turn, revolve.

Whore – Old English hore, meaning prostitute, harlot; from Proto Germanic - *khoraz (fem. *khoron-). Meaning the "one who desires" . Old Norse “hora” means "adulteress. The Danish “hore”, Swedish “hora”, Dutch “hoer”, Old High German “huora” - mean whore, adulterer, fornicator. Also used as a verb, “horinon”, meaning to commit adultery. The Proto Indo-European root (PIE) *qar-, is a base that has produced words in other languages for "lover". For example, Latin “carus” means dear”; Old Irish “cara” means friend; Old Persian “kama” means desire; Sanskrit Kama is a name of the Hindu god of love, “kamah” meaning love, desire, which is what the famous Kama Sutra is about. You can clearly see that the northern Nordic/Germanic branch of patriarchal Indo-Europeanism, which our English derives from, chose a very misogynistic application of the word *gar > *khoraz> whore, where women that enjoyed desire/love, were derogatorily equated with adultery and fornication.

Witch -  Old English  wicce - female magician or sorceress (male is wicca, plural for both is wiccan).  

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