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gib 20th November 2015 10:54 PM

etymology
 
or Attention wordnerds!

8 letters

clue 1: etymological meaning = house things

MSG 20th November 2015 10:56 PM

Hmm. House. Home. Villa. Casa. Haus.

MSG 20th November 2015 10:57 PM

Does the etymology draw on one of those?

gib 20th November 2015 11:00 PM

Haus is closest

gib 20th November 2015 11:04 PM

clue 2: the genre is politics

gib 20th November 2015 11:05 PM

tbh haus is identical to house isn't it

MSG 20th November 2015 11:29 PM

Things. Objects. Bits.

Stuck on this bit.

MSG 20th November 2015 11:29 PM

In what sense, politics?

Jerome 20th November 2015 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gib (Post 303598)
8 letters

clue 1: etymological meaning = house things

sundries

gib 20th November 2015 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSG (Post 303607)
Things. Objects. Bits.

Stuck on this bit.

Things.

gib 20th November 2015 11:50 PM

politics is just the overall subject matter, like if the answer was 'otter' i'd have said mammals

gib 20th November 2015 11:51 PM

tool: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php

gib 20th November 2015 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerome (Post 303610)
Quote:

Originally Posted by gib (Post 303598)
8 letters

clue 1: etymological meaning = house things

sundries

nope

sundries is to do with splitting things apart into separate items, it has an interesting etymology all of it's own...
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ebdaiq1Knt...ght-1b6cf9.jpg

MSG 21st November 2015 12:05 AM

So the word has two syllables, is plural, and the "house" part is the first syllable?

MSG 21st November 2015 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gib (Post 303616)
it has an interesting etymology all of it's own...

:trapspotted:
and
:trapsprung:

gib 21st November 2015 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSG (Post 303618)
So the word has two syllables, is plural, and the "house" part is the first syllable?

yes, yes

and yes but you need to dig a tiny bit deeper on the last one

gib 21st November 2015 12:27 AM

i've never been horrified by the accidental inclusion of a possessive wassaname in it's, there's at least a kind of sense to it

charlou 21st November 2015 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gib (Post 303623)
i've never been horrified by the accidental inclusion of a possessive wassaname in it's, there's at least a kind of sense to it

aye


liking the cryptic element to this game ... no idea at this point, so will watch for a bit ... /lazy

charlou 21st November 2015 08:23 AM

Oh wait ... hustings ..?

gib 21st November 2015 08:47 AM

YAY!
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?...wed_in_frame=0

MondoVman 22nd November 2015 05:15 AM

suckthis?

oblivion 22nd November 2015 06:25 AM

OhOhOh I have one.

Can I go?

charlou 22nd November 2015 07:44 AM

Sorry, been busy ...

Quote:

Originally Posted by oblivion (Post 303744)
OhOhOh I have one.

Can I go?

Go ahead!

oblivion 22nd November 2015 08:03 AM

6 letters

clue 1: etymological meaning = poke

gib 22nd November 2015 12:30 PM

pocket?


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