The Modernization of Emacs: terminology buffer and keybinding

nebulous99 at gmail.com nebulous99 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 03:05:11 CEST 2007


On Oct 8, 7:32 am, Joost Kremers <joostkrem... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> bbo... at gmail.com wrote:
> > Don't both "man" and those words for measurement come ultimately from
> > words for "hand" (similarly to words like "manual", as in labor)?
>
> no.

Do not bluntly contradict me in public.

> "manual" is derived from latin "manus" meaning "hand". the word "man"
> is related to (though not directly derived from) "mind", and the latin word
> "mens", which means "mind".

So you assert, but "man" bears a much closer resemblance to "manus"
than it does to "mens".

Or are you proposing that the plural word "men" came first? That would
be ... odd.




More information about the Python-list mailing list