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#133931 - 10/20/04 02:22 PM not Greek not Latin
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#133932 - 10/20/04 02:41 PM Re: not Greek not Latin
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nelipot

This nother one those noncish words? Nother ipecakricy?


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#133933 - 10/20/04 02:49 PM Re: not Greek not Latin
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I don't know. Dr. Bill brought it up and I decided to spread the word. I likes it, I do


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#133934 - 10/20/04 04:36 PM Re: not Greek not Latin
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you could be right, jheem; nelipot shows up on a myriad of obscure word lists (but not mine -- I like a little bit of verification); but I find it in neither OED2 or W3. I can't remember which of Bill's sources this one came from.


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#133935 - 10/20/04 06:22 PM Re: not Greek not Latin
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Nellipot is in Ms. Byrne's list, tsuwm.


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#133936 - 10/20/04 08:45 PM Re: not Greek not Latin
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>Nellipot is in Ms. Byrne's list

1. that explains how it got on all of those online lists
2. we know how much she is to be trusted, don't we
3. oh well, at least *she spelled it right


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#133937 - 10/21/04 12:02 AM Re: it is kinda Greek not Latin
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Gk nêlipous (nêlipodos) 'unshod, barefooted'. Though it looks like it might be related to pous (podos) 'foot', it's suppose to be from ne- + êlips (êlîpos) 'shoe'. But why it got twisted in nelipot, instead of something like nelipus, only Mrs Byrnes knows why ...


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