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Etymological Assembly of Definitions Into Art

One time we lived, a song, bonus to be on point, which is sung by a man, who utilizes the moniker of a one time epic literary monster of the deep. Quite the beautiful

Preposition, (modifying the verbs within the nouns expressing spatiality, temporality, or a number of other relationships found to be, as in, on, by, to, since. (From the Middle English preposicioun-Latin praeposition-(Stem of praepositio) a putting before, a prefix, preposition)

 

Frame(d) ((as NOUN)a rigid structure formed of relatively slender pieces, joined as to surround sizable empty spaces or nonstructural panels, and generally used as a major support in building or engineering works, machinery, furniture, etc.) ((as VERB) to form or make, as by fitting and uniting parts together; construct.) (To contrive, devise, or compose, as a plan, law or poem.) (To conceive or imagine, as an idea) ((V.Informal) to incriminate (an innocent person) through the use of false evidence, information, etc.) (From the Middle English framen, to avail, profit; cognate with Old Norse frama, to further, Old High German, (gi) framon, to do; (NOUN) Middle English, derivative of the verb)

Percussion (the striking of one body against another with some sharpness; impact; blow) (Latin percussion– (stem of percussio) a beating.)

 

Sans Serif—type—monotonal—(Without—

Serifs (smaller line used to finish off a main stroke of a letter) (Dutch, Schreef, line (in writing) akin to schrijven, to write))

 

Leaving the bearer incomplete, perpetually without…

 

SANS (from Middle English-Old French sans, earlier sens, seinz, a conflation of Latin, sine, without, and absentia, in the absence of, ablative of absentia, absence)

 

Conflation (process or result of fusing items into one entity, fusion; amalgamation) (from Late Middle English-Late Latin conflatio, conflate (from Latin conflare, to blow together, from flare, to blow)

 

Amalgamation (the act or process of amalgamating) Amalgamate ((VERB) to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine) ((METALLURGY) to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury) (from amalgam (q.v) originally in metallurgy; figurative sense of  “to unite”)

 

Ablative ((in certain inflected languages) denoting a case that has among its functions the indication of place from which or, as in Latin, place in which, manner, means, instrument, or agent)) (from Middle French ablatif, from Latin (casus) ablatives “(case) of removal,” expressing direction from a place or time, coined by Julius Caesar from ablatus “taken away,” past participle of auferre “carrying away,” from ab-“away” + irregular verb ferre (pp. latum) “to carry, to bear”)

 

Inflected (the paradigm of a word) (variant spelling of inflexion-Latin inflexion (stem of inflexion) a bending)

 

Paradigm ( a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme) (a display in fixed arrangement of such a set) (an example serving as a model; pattern) (from Late Latin paradigma—Greek paradeigma pattern (verbid of paradeiknynai to show side by side), equivalent to para—para + deik-, base of deiknyai to show (deictic) +-ma noun suffix)

 

Deictic ((Logic) proving directly) ((grammar) specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of one or more of the participants in an act of speech or writing, in the context of either an external situation or the surrounding discourse, as we, you, here, there, now, then, this, that, the former, or the latter.) (from Greek deiktikos demonstrative to deikt (os) able to be proved, verbal adj. of deiknyai to show, prove, point +-ikos –ic)

 

Temporal  ((ADJECTIVE)of or pertaining to time, (pertaining to or concerned with this world; worldly), (enduring for a time only; temporary; transitory (opposed to eternal)) ((GRAMMAR) of, pertaining to, or expressing time), (of or pertaining to the tenses of a verb) (Secular, lay, or civil, as opposed to ecclesiastical) ((NOUN) a temporal possession, estate or the like; temporality), (something that is temporal; a temporal matter or affair.) (from Middle English (adj. and noun)—Latin temporalis, equivalent to tempor– (stem of tempus) time +-alis-al)

 

Leadership is often temporary.  What may seem as having been eternal, is, in the larger scope, only miniscule.  When suffering, time feels as if it has slowed, or is in a state of freezing peril, yet when emotions are removed from such equations, we can then see, our pain is merely earthbound and temporary.  Leaders, rulers, dictators, while their kingdoms and reigns may be revered or condemned for centuries or longer, the power of the individual is confined to temporal space.  Such is the case of the Emperor.

 

Mikado (a title of the emperor of Japan) (From Japanese, equivalent to  mi– exalted + kado gate, door (of the imperial palace))

 

Of which must continuously perpetuate a system of defense.  Postures prohibit relaxation of protective habit.  Thusly, ancient practices of insurance were birthed, in one manner of speaking or another. To name one such manner of self-preservation:

 

Aikido (a Japanese form of self-defense utilizing wrist, joint and elbow grips to immobilize or throw one’s opponent or adversary. (from Japanese, equivalent to ai to coordinate + ki breath control + do way)

 

This test is now fully consumed.  The depths to which such experiments can continue are limitless in respect to the breadth their expanse can reach.

 

The idea behind such an activity is to illustrate the richness evident through such transformative thefts that have been taken through time’s existence.  Man has always found it necessary to borrow.

 

Man is clever in such respects.  And in ways familiar to the poet, peeling back through our languages, as they sit now in their present states and conditions, is an opportunity, to explore a variety of cultures and histories, to gain both appreciation and knowledge of ancient people’s artistries and ways of existence.

 

Etymology has always been something that has both intrigued and fascinated me.  And while many would not consider this particular effort, this individual piece, anything beyond mere reiteration of the dictionary’s entryways, but that is granted to every thinking man, to each their own, yet my attempt here was to weave the definitions and etymological roots of origin in such a manner to indicate a sense of interconnectedness and as to how languages and their practitioners are, in many cases, nothing more than a few deconstructions away from one another.

 

And this, as not what the mainstream consumers of poetry may consider as being such, I have always found language and the mysteries hidden in each syllable and segmentation of words to be nothing but poetic, and I hope, in some form or another, that you will, even slightly, perhaps, see things in a similar light.

 

While I probably should have used one of the etymological tomes for such a project, I do have to admit, that stemming from a lack of personal time, I opted to use dictionary.com for the definitions and word origins.

 

The manner to which I chose in composition, as well as to the prose hidden in between and throughout the entries and etymologies are done so by my own design.  In so doing this piece in such a fashion, I fully believe it is, in itself, upon completed merits, original in its own right.

 

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About hobgoblin2011

I'm a poet and aspiring screenwriter/songwriter with a passion for film, art, photography, philosophy and heavy metal. I love reading, mainly non-fiction, comic books, graphic novels, myth and reference. Family always comes first for me. I'm a proud father to two wonderful pups and two curious cats. I'm also a glutton for punishment aka the life of being a diehard Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.

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  1. This is quite an exciting experiment and I look forward to how this develops in your poetry. Top notch work as always. I look forward to rereading when I have a little more time as I’m running out now.

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