End of ADS-L Digest - 22 Feb 1996 to 23 Feb 1996 ************************************************ There are 5 messages totalling 137 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. etymology: 'negro', 'necro' (2) 2. Monkey Wards and Kame-apart -Reply (2) 3. Prepositional complements ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 24 Feb 1996 03:59:20 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: etymology: 'negro', 'necro' question from hel-l >Return-Path: >I believe 'negro' derives from a Latin root for 'black' and 'necro' >derives from a Latin root for 'death'. We see 'necrosis' for 'death >of living tissue' and 'necromancy' for 'divination / magic by use of >death'. Necrotic tissue is often dark or black as the result of said >necrosis. Could this be the source of the popular term '"black" >magic' for some perceived perpetration of evil through magical acts? > >Fundamental etymological issue: is there a link between 'necro' and >'negro'? > >Dick >ddawson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mailbox.syr.edu >http://web.syr.edu/~ddawson > >