vert root words
Let’s take yet another ‘turn’ at learning that vert means ‘turn.’ You might think that it would be a bad thing if one of your vertebrae were ‘turned.’ It would keep a chiropractor in business! All kidding aside, vertebrae originally referred to bones upon which other bones can ‘turn.’
The purpose of advertisements is to ‘turn’ the attention of potential customers towards a certain product or service. One must be careful, however, not to be perverted, or thoroughly ‘turned’ from normal thrifty behavior into buying something you would be better off without!
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Dale A. Wood on February 01, 2017 12:34 am
This error (about its meaning “about” or “around”) has arisen from a confusion (which the exasperating echo-chamber effect of the web is garnishing with truthiness) between the Latin adverb ambo and the derived Latin verb ambio, ambire, which is a compound of ambo with the verb io, ire/i. (Io forms a multitude of compounds in Latin and descendent languages.) This means, literally, “go both ways” or “go in two ways”; in other words, “go about, go around” and, hence, verbs like “skirt around, circulate, seek, canvass, solicit, strive for”.
Verso (“the page being turned”) means “left-hand page” or “reverse side of a page.” (The opposite term is recto.) “Vice versa,” taken directly from Latin, means “with the order turned.” Versatile (from versatilis, meaning “able to or capable of turning” or “operated by turning”) usually describes being able to turn from one thing to another, such as two distinct skills, or having variability or various applications; such a quality is called versatility. In biology, it describes free movement of an appendage or segment of an animal or plant.
Universe, from universus, meaning “whole,” describes, in contexts ranging from astronomy to philosophy, the entirety of existence or experience, or something similarly comprehensive or of great quantity; the adjectival form is universal, and the noun describing the quality or state of comprehensiveness is universality. The related term university, derived from the Latin phrase universitas magistrorum et scholarium (essentially, “community of teachers and scholars”), refers to an institution of higher learning, often composed of several colleges, schools, or other divisions.
Turn attention away from; as, divert the mind
A double motion of whirling and pulling down; a whirlpool