2021-11-24

Schlangen-Serpentine

Etymology. The English word snake comes from Old English snaca, itself from Proto-Germanic *snak-an-(cf. Germanic Schnake 'ring snake', Swedish snok 'grass snake'), from Proto-Indo-European root *(s)nēg-o-'to crawl to creep', which also gave sneak as well as Sanskrit nāgá 'snake'. The word ousted adder, as adder went on to narrow in meaning, though in Old English næddre was the general ...


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Schlangen-Serpentine
Mark Laita
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