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#203260 - 11/15/11 09:05 AM syzygy
Jackie Offline

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What a great word! It just sizzles with energy!

And: NOTES:
One could hyperpolysyllabically contrive a longer word having four Ys, but syzygy nicely lines up three of them organically in just six letters.
HA! laugh

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#203264 - 11/15/11 11:12 AM Re: syzygy [Re: Jackie]
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#203265 - 11/15/11 11:20 AM Re: syzygy [Re: Jackie]
David M Offline
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While the origins of syzygy may be in Greek and Latin, the etymology of the other words noted here, such as "juxtaposed" and others are as likely as not rooted in the Hebrew word for "together", composed of the root letters y-ch-d, or, for our purposes, JKT. e-ch-d is "one" in Hebrew.

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#203266 - 11/15/11 12:23 PM Re: syzygy [Re: David M]
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Originally Posted By: David M
While the origins of syzygy may be in Greek and Latin, the etymology of the other words noted here, such as "juxtaposed" and others are as likely as not rooted in the Hebrew word for "together", composed of the root letters y-ch-d, or, for our purposes, JKT. e-ch-d is "one" in Hebrew.


Most scholars would disagree. juxtapose was created from Latin iuxtā "beside" plus French poser "to place".

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#203294 - 11/17/11 09:11 AM Re: syzygy [Re: Jackie]
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Today I feel I am suffering from hyposyzygy. Y, was that 4? G

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#203308 - 11/17/11 08:20 PM Re: syzygy [Re: Jackie]
Jackie Offline

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I don't have that phone yet. wink

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#203667 - 12/05/11 03:56 AM Re: syzygy [Re: Jackie]
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If I generate three of something (i grecs?) in parallel, is it syzygygeny? :-)

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#203668 - 12/05/11 09:06 AM Re: syzygy [Re: Jackie]
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Only if they're zeds. wink

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#203672 - 12/05/11 11:15 AM Re: syzygy [Re: Jackie]
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i grecs are not zeds
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#203679 - 12/05/11 03:30 PM Re: syzygy [Re: kwalijkje]
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Originally Posted By: kwalijkje
If I generate three of something (i grecs?) in parallel, is it syzygygeny? :-)
kwalijkje, don't take us kwalijk our silly answers. We're no syzygygenyses.

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