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*reg- Proto-Indo-European root meaning "move in a straight line," with derivatives [...]


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*reg-

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "move in a straight line," with derivatives meaning "to direct in a straight line," thus "to lead, rule."

reg (n.)

1952 as a shortening of regulation.

regulation (n.)

1670s, "act of regulating; state of being reduced to order," noun of action from regulate. Meaning "rule for management" is from 1715.

regulate (v.)

early 15c., "adjust by rule, control," from Late Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare "to control by rule, direct," from Latin regula "rule, straight piece of wood," from PIE root *reg- "
Phillpots
*per- (1)

Proto-Indo-European root forming prepositions, etc., meaning "forward," and, by extension, "in front of, before, first, chief, toward, near, against," etc.

*per- (2)

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to lead, pass over."

*per- (3)

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to try, risk,"

*per- (4)

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to strike,"

*per- (5)

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to traffic in, to sell,"

*aim-

Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to copy."
Sunday 26 August 2018, 22:03:58
Phillpots
Online Etymology
Sunday 26 August 2018, 22:05:08
Phillpots
regent (n.)

c. 1400, "a ruler," from the adjective regent "ruling, governing" (late 14c., now archaic), from Medieval Latin regentem (nominative regens), from Latin regens "ruler, governor," noun use of present participle of regere "to rule, direct" (from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," with derivatives meaning "to direct in a straight line," thus "to lead, rule").
Sunday 26 August 2018, 22:42:14
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