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* Raivo Seppo said on 2005-11-03 15:21:04 +0100
> A newcomer in the list proposes to extend the theme: what are the 
> roots/words semantically connected to the term ?butterfly`or is the term an 
> independent one? It?s quite obvious in English (butter-fly, OE butorfleoge) 
> or, perhaps, in Estonian - ?liblikas? is derived from ?lible`(a 
> grass-blade). As I remember, Greek ?psyche?also referred to the insect, 
> being appositely animistic in that connection.

See the other thread of the same name. "Butterfly" is a weird creature
since most languages have their very own term for it, often purely
sound-mimicing too. Might be a bad word to analyse semantically.


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