Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#122284 - 07/05/04 10:52 AM Re: boss
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
proboscis
I'm sure someone knows...

_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...

Top
#122285 - 07/05/04 08:33 PM Re: boss
jheem Offline
veteran

Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 1474
Loc: California
And is "bos-" meaning protuberant part also seen in "proboscis" ? Or is that redundant? or parallel evolution?

You mean, of course, bosc. From the Greek boskein 'to feed'. Related to bous (Latin bos, English cow, Sanskrit go), but whence the kappa?


Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8845 Members
16 Forums
13839 Topics
218287 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
jaakad, Indigosky, JimBob, BenM, FormLacksClarity
8845 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 31 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 81
wofahulicodoc 66
LukeJavan8 58
A C Bowden 42
May 23
FormLacksClarity 8
Tromboniator 5
Indigosky 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11613
tsuwm 10530
LukeJavan8 7406
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
wofahulicodoc 5774
of troy 5400

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith