II semester - Page 16, Ex 1, C • aegis (Gr): shield in...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Page 16, Ex 1, C • aegis (Gr): shield in Greek mythology, means breast plate. It originally means goat skin. (shields were made of goat skin) eg. under the aegis of (protection, patronage) • archipelago (Gk): arch: main, chief pelago: sea Aegean sea (compared to lakes, rivers) archsea, arches (Eng) Archipelago (semantic shift): group of islands (folk etymology) • argot (Fr): slang (lower category) used by rough people such as criminals, thieves, prostitutes etc. • automaton (Fr): self operating system • cabal (Heb): group of people who secretly come together to perform political intrigue (entrika, çete) eg. Abdullah Çatlı cabbala / cabala mediaeval teaching in Hebrew theology (their ceremonies are secretly performed) cabalist: 1) member of such a group 2) teacher of cabala • connoisseur (Fr): a person who can make good judgments on matters where a refined taste is required eg. in arts (ehl-i zevk) • camouflage (Fr): (orig. mil) anything done to deceive the enemy creating a false appearance (used in World War I) / to conceal one’s intentions, disguise • démise (Fr): death (leg) eg. after the démise of her mother • dossier (Fr): file giving information about a person etc. eg Police keep a dossier of every criminal action. • éclat (Fr): great success, achievement / public success deserving praise • ennui (Fr): boredom / mental tiredness resulting from having nothing interesting to do • étude (Fr): study / musical work written to give practice in instrumental technique (containing difficult passages) eg. piano études • exodus (Gk) exit, go out Exodus: second book of the Old Testament about the emigration of Jews from Egypt • fiasco (It): utter failure eg. his recent play was ended in a fiasco • fugue (It): musical pattern in composing where two or more themes are introduced by different voices, then repeated in a more complex design • gauche (Fr): a person who is not polished enough, inexperienced (patavatsız, görgüsü kıt) • lese-majesty (Fr): injured majesty crime against a ruler (devlete hakaret) (Eng): disrespectful behaviour towards a person of higher rank • liqueur (Fr): sweet alcoholic beverage liquor: any strong alcoholic drink (liquid obtained from boiled meat and vegetables) • macabre (Fr): suggesting or causing death , horrifying, terrifying, related to cruel death eg. The criminal has a macabre face eg. Alfred Hitchcock creates macabre situations (using death as a theme in a literary work) • malaise (Fr): bodily discomfort without a clear sign of particular illness, uneasiness, mental restlessness, lack of activity, lack of energy (keyifsizlik, kırıklık) a person or an institution may be having a malaise ( i.e. without motivation) • memoir (Fr): a piece of writing (a report) on a specifically studied subject memoirs: the story of one’s own life • montage (Fr): combining photographic material together / a picture made by combining several pictures / juxtaposing several elements in a work of art 1 (Tur): putting the several parts of a mechanic system /machine together...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course TR 102 taught by Professor Aksoy during the Spring '09 term at Boğaziçi University.

Page1 / 11

II semester - Page 16, Ex 1, C • aegis (Gr): shield in...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online