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Achilles to Zeppelin of eponyms

how the names became the words
  • 180 Pages
  • 3.50 MB
  • English
Michael O"Mara , London
English language -- Eponyms -- Dictionaries., Eponyms -- Dictiona
StatementAndrew Sholl.
LC ClassificationsPE1596 .S56 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination180 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3988758M
ISBN 10185479597X
LC Control Number2001320518

This dictionary features the entertaining histories behind hundreds of eponyms, such as bowdlerize (from the censorious Thomas Bowdler), bikini from the atoll, and the Salisbury steak, a dish of hamburger and brown gravy named after James H.

Salisbury, an English physician who promoted a diet of ground beef. There are hundreds more - discover to whom we owe the terms hooker, sideburn, zeppelin. Eponyms on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

EponymsFormat: Paperback. Get this from a library. Teddy bears, tupperware and sweet Fanny Adams: how the names became the words. [Andrew Sholl] -- "What's in a name.

From Achilles to zeppelin, many of the words we use in everyday language invoke a cast of historical characters, whether figures of ancient legend, inspired inventors, famous. Books shelved as achilles: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The Iliad by Homer, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, Ransom by David Malouf, a.

Achilles (), a retelling of Greek mythology by Elizabeth Cook, tells the story of the famous antihero, Achilles, as he strives to become the greatest Greek warrior in received widespread critical acclaim upon publication, although some reviewers criticized it for oversimplifying the Greek myth.

Critics also suggest that Achilles is more akin to poetry than a novel. Achilles was immortalised by Homer in the Iliad as the bravest, handsomest, and greatest warrior of the army of Agamemnon in the Trojan War.

He was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, a tribe in Thessalia, and the Nereid, or sea nymph, Thetis. According to Homer, Achilles was brought up by his mother at Phthia with his cousin and inseparable companion Patroclus. Jeffrey Aronson discovers that the golden age of the eponym was the s, not the 19th century.

He provides taxonomies and a natural history Eponyms have been with us ever since Adam’s apple. Find books like The Song of Achilles from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Song of Achilles also liked: Aristotl. Below is a list of the eponyms that were used to designate elements of the human anatomy.

Eponyms have only historical importance in anatomy. They are difficult to memorize, inaccurate and ethnocentric. They are often redundant because the same structure is.

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Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles' mother Thetis, a.

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Achilles spends much of the next few Books sulking in his tent, refusing to come out and fight while the Achaeans lose battles to the Trojans. In Book 7, Ajax the Great describes Achilles as. Achilles' Role. Achilles is the central character in The Iliad, and the story of the Trojan War is largely told with respect to his experience of Iliad begins with Achilles getting into an.

This lively, compact, and entertaining reference book presents four hundred "true" eponyms that cover virtually every field of human activity, originating from a vast cross-section of foreign, as well as English, names.

Cyril Leslie Beecher, the compiler of the dictionary, informs us that the term "ampere" comes from the name of the French. You could make a case for it. "Presence" is one of Led Zeppelin's more overlooked works.

It has an austere, remote, lonely sound, from Achilles Last Stand to Nobody's Fault But Mine (two tracks from the album that used to get airplay before focu.

The Amazons frequently appear in Greek mythology. One of the tasks of Hercules was to obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons.

He slew her and took her girdle (sash). Another queen of the Amazons, Penthesileia, whose army came to aid the besieged Trojans, was killed in battle by the redoubtable Achilles.

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You might not realize it, but you use eponyms all the time.

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An eponym is when the names of activities, products, objects, and discoveries become synonymous with that item or are derived from a proper noun.

While it’s hard to explain, it's actually quite simple. Think of how someone with an inferiority complex is said to have a Napoleon complex. List of eponyms of stadiums — This is a list of eponyms of stadiums. TOCrightArgentina*Estadio Brigadier Estanislao López, Santa Fe, named for Estanislao LópezAustria*Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium (now UPC Arena) in Graz, named for Arnold Schwarzenegger *Ernst Happel Stadion.

Overview "Achilles Last Stand", at 10 minutes and 25 seconds, is the third longest studio recording released by Led Zeppelin (after "In My Time of Dying" at and "Carouselambra" at ).It is famous for John Bonham's powerful drumming, John Paul Jones's galloping bass line (played on a custom-built Alembic eight string bass) and Jimmy Page's overdubbed orchestral guitar arrangement.

The warrior Achilles is one of the great heroes of Greek mythology. According to legend, Achilles was extraordinarily strong, courageous and loyal, but he had one vulnerability–his “Achilles. Now, Alfred Music is proud to present this expertly arranged sheet music collection of note-for-note guitar TAB.

Featuring all-new transcriptions based on years of compiled documentation, videos, and interviews, this is the must-have book for all fans of Led Zeppelin and the immortal guitar work of Jimmy Page. Titles: * Good Times Bad Times.

In Greek mythology, when Achilles was a baby, it was foretold that he would die young. To prevent his death, his mother Thetis took Achilles to the River Styx, which was supposed to offer powers of invulnerability, and dipped his body into the as Thetis held Achilles by the heel, his heel was not washed over by the water of the magical river.

Medical Eponyms Thompson Test () [aka *Simmonds-Thompson Test]. Simmonds-Thompson test is a diagnostic tool for Achilles tendon rupture. The absence of foot plantarflexion on calf compression is interpreted as a positive test result and indicative of Achilles tendon rupture.

The Achilles tendon or heel cord, also known as the calcaneal tendon, is a tendon at the back of the lower leg, and is the thickest in the human body.

It serves to attach the plantaris, gastrocnemius (calf) and soleus muscles to the calcaneus (heel) bone. These muscles, acting via the tendon, cause plantar flexion of the foot at the ankle joint, and (except the soleus) flexion at the knee.

Eponyms of the Kager triangle 29 2 thus remained susceptible to injury. Statius states that Achilles was killed by an arrow that wounded his h while other authors simply state that Achilles was killed by arrows or a poisoned arrow. Homer even describes Achilles as being wounded in battle, which raises questions about his invulnerability.

Uniform international terminology is a fundamental issue of medicine. Names of various organs or structures have developed since early human history. The first proper anatomical books were written by Hippocrates, Aristotle and Galen.

For this reason the modern terms originated from Latin or Greek. In a modern time the terminology was improved in particular by Vasalius, Fabricius and Harvey. A few years ago we looked at five words and their eponyms, here are five more: Achilles heel This figurative expression is used to describe someone or something’s weakness or vulnerable point.

The phrase was first used in the early 19th century by German surgeon Lorenz Heister. Wordcraft Eponyms. entries. We are now the net's biggest collection of general eponyms.

GREEN: items added Ap abigail. Abigail, a character in Beaumont & Fletcher's "The Scornful Lady" (mids) a lady's maid. abishag. Abishag, young woman brought to King David, trying to "revive" him in old age.

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Achilles tendon and Atlas). According to various scientists, all the eponyms bring colour to medicine, embed medical traditions and culture to our history but lack accuracy, lead of confusion, and hamper scientific discussion.

Medical Eponyms Simmonds test () [aka *Simmonds-Thompson Test ]. Simmonds-Thompson test is a diagnostic tool for Achilles tendon rupture.

The absence of foot plantarflexion on calf compression is interpreted as a positive test result and indicative of Achilles tendon rupture.

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