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neoteny commented on the word hypostases
Etymology: Late Latin, substance, sediment, from Greek, support, foundation, substance, sediment, from hyphistasthai to stand under, support, from hypo- + histasthai to be standing — more at stand
1 a : something that settles at the bottom of a fluid b : the settling of blood in the dependent parts of an organ or body
2 : person 3
3 a : the substance or essential nature of an individual b : something that is hypostatized
4 New Latin, from Late Latin : failure of a gene to produce its usual effect when coupled with another gene that is epistatic toward it
December 16, 2009
neoteny commented on the word mereology
Mereology (from the Greek μερος, ‘part’) is the theory of parthood relations: of the relations of part to whole and the relations of part to part within a whole.
from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article linked below.
December 14, 2009
neoteny commented on the word isopsephy
The Greek word for the practice of adding up the number values of the letters in a word to form a single number. See gematria, abjad, ilm al-jafr, ilm al-huruuf.
October 18, 2009
neoteny commented on the word ontic
• adjective Philosophy relating to entities and the facts about them.
— ORIGIN from Greek on ‘being’.
- The Compact Oxford English Dictionary
August 24, 2009
neoteny commented on the word hetaerism
1. the practice of concubinage.
2. a social system characterized by its regarding women as common property. — hetaerist, hetairist, n. — hetaeristic, hetairistic, adj.
The Free Dictionary
he·tae·rism (hi tir′iz′əm)
2. a system of communal marriage supposed to have been practiced among some early peoples
Etymology: Gr hetairismos < hetairizein, to be a hetaera: see hetaera
Also hetairism he·tai′·rism′ (-tī′riz′əm)
- Webster's New World College Dictionary
neoteny commented on the word punaluan
a. pertaining to primitive group marriage of a number of brothers to a number of sisters.
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