Sunday, August 13, 2006


СОБ is a Russian root meaning "self; one's own." It comes from an Indo-European root with roughly the same meaning. "Suicide" and "self" are cognates. (Remember Grimm's law for that last one.)

Today's word:
особенный - special, peculiar

(I'm not exactly clear on what "special" has to do with "self," but my dictionary of Russian roots says they're related.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you guys seriously not updated this page in almost four months? >>nudge<<

3:11 PM  

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