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#102327 - 05/03/03 09:52 PM Re: legitim
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Sorry, Faldage. I was kidding around with wwh and he knew I was kidding around with him. Yes, I just entered *im into Onelook and hit the 'common words'--but just for fun. I figured you Latin scholars would come in with correct responses anyway. You and everybody around here must know by now I know nothing about Latin. I'm very sorry to have caused a problem and will delete everything I wrote in order to purify the thread again.


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#102328 - 05/04/03 04:08 AM Re: legitim
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I can but follow the lady's example and remove the offending words. My apologies for any thread-sullying. I will try and eschew any future irrelevancies.

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#102329 - 05/04/03 06:07 AM Re: legitim
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oy! again, I say, oy!

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#102330 - 05/04/03 09:48 AM Re: legitim
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ubertim = copiously


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#102331 - 05/04/03 10:30 AM Re: legitim
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Dear Coffeebean: Nice find. I was able to check it out at Bingley's Perseus site:
http://makeashorterlink.com/?X23B26074

I think it a reasonable surmise that the German "über" = "over" comes from this root, ubertas,ubertatis

This is the thing I love most about AWADtalk! Thanks, again, Coffebean

Edit: I just remembered, bad taste to use 'love" for things that cannot return love. Eighth grade English.

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#102332 - 05/04/03 10:49 AM Re: legitim
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>I don't mind threads going off in all directions, but when someone asks a question…

as a rule, I agree with this. but in this case, the question didn't seem all that weighty in the first instance, having been posed without much context (e.g., from where was legitim gleaned? what prompted the question? what is the significance of the suffix?).

my -in-cheek response with the initialism might have been construed as waffling, but has now been rendered moot and I shall delete that also.

addendum: Coffeebean has shown that my reaction to the question was probably misguided. so it goes.


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#102333 - 05/04/03 12:13 PM Re: legitim
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Dear tsuwm: I have stated repeatedly that the words I post here are from the
Scripps-Howard spelling bee list, to which I posted URL a couple times.
Again I say I thi;nk "legitim" was a typo. At least it provoked some discussion,
and some nice posts by Coffeebean, to whom I drink only with my eyes,
the brew she evidently enjoys.


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#102334 - 05/05/03 12:45 AM Re: legitim
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raptim = hastily, violently

tuatim = in your usual fashion

membratim = in short sentences (literally, “limb by limb”)

Don't you find it interesting to see that they had one adjective to mean "in short sentences"? What would the equivalent be in English? tersely?


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#102335 - 05/05/03 09:36 AM Re: legitim
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My dictionary defines viritim as "individually" but I see that literally that would mean "man by man."

turmatim = troop by troop.

Evidently these are military terms. Perhaps handy words to know when planning to conquer the world......


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#102336 - 05/05/03 12:59 PM Re: legitim
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Dear CB: I'm wrong about "legitim" having been a typo. I searched again and found two sites
that used it, but not as an adverb. One gave sort of a definition:
"LEGITIM: That part of an estate over which the testator has no power of disposal if there
are forced heirs, the latter beingalways the children and generally the surviving spouse.
Some laws include the parents and other ascendants or descendants."



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