[B-Greek] Etymological fallacy?

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Thu Nov 20 07:12:53 EST 2008

Aye, and if I said that I was going to SAUNTER down to the barber  
shop, I don't think you'd confuse this with a pilgrimage to a holy  
place, despite the fact that English "saunter" supposedly derives from  
the old French "voyageurs à la sainte terre"; on the other hand, if  
one thinks of those pilgrims of Chaucer's on the way to Canterbury, it  
would certainly not be a tedious jaunt, nor one all that heavy laden  
with piety.

On Nov 20, 2008, at 6:36 AM, George F Somsel wrote:

> When I posted the quotation from M & M regarding EKKLHSIA and there  
> actually having been a "calling out" by a herald, I thought it  
> possible that some might say, "See, I told you so", which is why I  
> appended the comment that for the NT writers the context was simply  
> that of an assembly without reference to having been called out from  
> anything (and I'm a Calvinist who would be the beneficiary of such  
> an understanding).  In the same way we today would not think of the  
> word "lady" as signifying a dispenser of bread, but if you look at  
> the etymology it's there.
>  george
> gfsomsel

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)

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