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Apr 30, 2019 18:28:28

Re: 6. Cycling - fast? long? rain?

by @lucjah PATRON | 269 words | 馃悾 | 398馃拰


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6th post of @brianball 's list of 20 topics.                                                         (Previous post: Re: 5. Cleaning. How do you do it?)                                                (Partner post: Cycling - fast? long? rain?)


So here we go: 


The noun. Wooow, both countable and uncountable! The former: "Any cyclic action or process". The latter "The sport of riding and racing cycles, especially bicycles". Also present participle of cycle.

Cycle (We seem to like to cycle A LOT!)

(1). An interval of space or time in which one set of events or phenomena is completed; (2) the cycle of the seasons, or of the year; (3) A complete rotation of anything. (4) A process that returns to its beginning and then repeats itself in the same sequence; (5&6) In music and poetry. (7) A programme on a washing machine, dishwasher, or other such device; (11) A chain whose boundary is zero; (13) A long period of time; etc...

From Late Latin cyclus, from Ancient Greek 魏蠉魏位慰蟼 [k煤klos], from Proto-Indo-European k史茅k史los (Doublet of wheel* - NO IDEA how that happened!) Which, on top of everything, is reduplicated derivative of k史el-. Of course it is!

From there comes Proto-Slavic noun k葝lo, which in Polish got one more little stick across the "l": ko艂o, though actual English cycling would be jazda na rowerze.

This was the "long" version.

"Fast" would be: cyclingjazda na rowerze.

Has it rained words enough?


(Next post of the challenge is postponed, as 1st of May seems to be a BreakDay of @brianball's list of 20 topics Streak. We are left with a question: Will George RR Martin write an ending of The Song of Ice & Fire or is he too bored/too rich/too old?)

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    @lucjah great idea :) I couldn't imagine talking about anything else than 馃毑 and 馃導... I love 魏蠉魏位慰蟼!

    PhilH avatar PhilH | May 01, 2019 22:53:05
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    I'm back to comment on this Epic post. As I read this, I felt like -- wow, @lucjah and I could really get stuff done. I make a list of ideas -- and she takes each one and gives it meaning. 馃棟

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 01, 2019 07:05:39
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      @brianball <she is beetroot blushing> Thaaaank you! Yes, good teaming!!! There are pretty good teammers here!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 01, 2019 20:25:41
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    @lucjah - I could never have hoped for such brain candy when I asked the question. 馃嵀

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 30, 2019 10:20:29
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    @lucjah Good post. I'm dizzy. And the wheels just keep on spinnin'...

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 30, 2019 12:36:29
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      @Rawhead :D Thanks!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 30, 2019 18:39:16
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    One of two (or more) words in a language that have the same etymology, but have come to the modern language through different routes. Doublets can come about e.g. as loanwords from two different but related languages, as loanwords acquired from the same language at two different stages, as one loanword from a related language plus its native cognate, or as derivatives formed at two different stages in the history of a language.

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 30, 2019 18:28:44
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