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one who studies how mankind developed in mind and body from primitive cultures and early forms
the science of the arrangement of stars and other celestial bodies
note: ___ deals in such enormous distance (the sun, for example, is 93,000,000 miles from the earth, and light travels towards the earth at 186,000 miles per second) that the adjective astronomical is applied to any tremendously large figure, as in "the astronomical size of the national debt")
a star-shaped symbol (*), generally used in writing or printing to direct the reader to look for a footnote
a misfortune or calamity (in ancient times it was believed that the stars ruled human destiny; a disaster, therefore, happened to someone because the stars were in opposition
independence, self-law, self-government
note: the fifty states in our nation are fairly autonomous, but not completely so. On the other hand, in most colleges each separate department is pretty much autonomous. And of course, one of the big reasons for the revolution of 1776 was that America wanted ___, rather than control by England
the instrument that musicians use to guide their timing. A pendulum swings back and forth, making an audible click at each sing, and in that way governs or orders the measure (or timing) of the player
a sailor among the stars
adj. - nautical - relating to sailors, sailing, ships, or navigation
note: nautes in turn is from Greek naus, ship
that branch of mathematics treating of the measurement and properties of solid and plane figures, such as angles, triangles, squares, spheres, prisms, etc.
the mathematician: geometrician
Note: The etymology of the word - ge plus metron, "measurement of the earth" - shows that this ancient science was originally concerned with the measurement of land and spaces on the earth
a medical examination, or view, generally through a microscope, of living tissue, frequently performed when cancer is suspected. A small part of the tissue is cut from the affected area and under the microscope its cells can be investigated for evidence of malignancy
a medical examination of a corpse in order to discover the cause of death. In an autopsy, etymologically speaking, the surgeon or pathologist determines, by actual view or sight rather than by theorizing (i.e., "by viewing or seeing for oneself"), what brought the corpse to its present grievous state
a diagram, used in astrology, of the paths of the sun, moon, and planets; it contains, in part, Latin names for various animals --scorpio, scorpion; leo, lion; cancer, crab; taurus, bull; aries, ram; and pisces, fish. Hence its derivation from zoion, animal
etymologically, a part cut from the whole
Note: originally any book that was part of a larger work of many volumes was called a tome. Today a dome designates, often disparagingly, an exceptionally large book, or one that is heavy and dull in content
out of the center, hence deviating from the normal in behavior, attitudes, etc., or unconventional, odd, strange
particle so named at a time when it was considered the smallest possible constituent of an element, that is, one that could not be cut any further
originally the cutting up of a plant or animal to determine its structure, later the bodily structure itself
a splitting in two, a technical word used in astronomy, biology, botany, and the science of logic. It is also employed as a non-technical term, as when we refer to the dichotomy in the life of a man who is a government clerk all day and a night-school teacher after working hours, so that his life is, in a sense, split into two parts.
etymologically the love of words more commonly called linguistics, the science of language
a love potion. Philter is a rarely used word. Today we call whatever arouses sexual desire an aphrodisiac, from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodisiac is an adj. as well as a n., but a longer adjective from, aphrodisiac, is also used
one who loves books as collectibles, admiring their binding, typography, illustrations, rarity, etc. - in short, a book collector
the study of the relationship between language and thinking, between meaning and worse, and the psychological causes and effect of what people say and write
the study of the ways in which people live together, their family and community structures, their customs, their social relationships, and their governments
withdrawn and self-centered, avoiding contact with others, indifferent to the interests or welfare of society
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