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
8737 Members
16 Forums
13806 Topics
215096 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
ashishsum, ackcat, mayne, Yesurbius, QueenCobra
8737 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 31 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 100
endymion6 96
wofahulicodoc 83
A C Bowden 45
jenny jenny 10
Tromboniator 5
FoFong 3
LadyReader 2
May 2
tsuwm 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10522
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
LukeJavan8 6479
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

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