Example sentences for: indo-

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  • Anyone can enjoy knowing how a $10 bill came to be called a sawbuck (the Roman numeral "X" that appeared on early notes reminded people of the wooden sawbuck used in carpentry), or how the word "robot" came into English (it comes from the Czech word "robota," meaning "drudgery," and was part of the title of a widely popular 1920 Czech play), or how the Indo-European root for "beech tree," "bhago-," gave us the word "book" (Germanic tribes used beech staves to carve runes on).

  • One might regard it as a popular combination of Carl Darling Buck's A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages (1949 and 1988) and A Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), both University of Chicago Press, with something of Edward Pinkerton's Word for Word , Verbatim Books (1982), and my Suffixes and Word-Final Elements of English (1982) and Prefixes and Word-Initial Elements of English (1984), both Gale Research, thrown in.

  • The Times of India called the visit "a new chapter of amity in Indo-Pakistan relations," while the Independent pointed toward organized protests in Lahore as evidence that the "commitment to neighborly amity is still less than total."

  • But Esperanto is lingua incognita to the native speaker of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or any other non-Indo-European language, notwithstanding its somewhat simplified structure, which aids in its rapid assimilation.

  • Early events surrounding the Indo-Aryans can be deduced from the later writings of the Rig-Veda (priestly hymns), Puranas (ancient tales of kings and gods), and the epic poems of the Mahabharata and Ramayana.


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