Ever-present origin

"If we...employ the words in a manner that manifests their integrity, they will at least lend the luster of their wholeness to the phenomena they denote." - Jean Gebser Back in early 2017, I was working on a paper about Ik etymology called "Metathesis in the making of Ik etyma." I was super proud of …

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Heretic

Some words need healing. Kicked around by the boots of history, they are left bruised and bleeding. One of these is heretic. The word comes originally from Greek hairetikos, 'able to choose' (from hairein 'to take' and haireomai 'to choose'). Its noun form, heresy, can be traced back to Greek hairesis 'a taking or choosing …

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