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Old August 25 2013, 07:27 AM   #28
Xand
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Re: Star Trek etymology

Insidious is from in + Lat. sedere, sessus -to sit as well as president pre -before, dissident dis -apart, reside re -back, again, subside sub -under.
Lat. vadere, vasus -to walk appears in words invade, invasion, evade, evasion e, ex -out, pervasive, per -through.
And Palpatin could mean pale + psychopath from Gr. psyche -soul + pathos -suffering

You could look at Etymonline English etymological dictionary to see how etymology is created and also at Wiktionary.
http://www.etymonline.com/
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page
And look at freelang and Whitakers words free latin dictionary, it can recognise many grammar forms and guess words, most etymology is based on latin.
http://archives.nd.edu/whitaker/words.htm
Perhaps you as a writer will found inspiration in namemaking at my games etymologies page.
http://www.crestfallen.us/forums/vie...=4011&start=15

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