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the words 'Jew' and 'jewel' are linked?
Were the Jews the first ones to discover jewels?
Zionist plot, much?
most of our words are indo-european. Jew is hebrew which is the other one.
the Jews tried to keep the jewels to themselves and then when WE discovered them we named them after the Jews? No?
Sorry, I have to listen to conspiracy theories all day long.
I always thought Dracula was about a vampire. Apparantly I was wrong, it is (amongst other things) just an antisemitic novel. Yeah, this is what you get for going to uni.
[Middle English juel, from Anglo-Norman, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *ioc?le, from neuter of *ioc?lis, of play, from Latin iocus, joke.]
[Middle English Jeu, from Old French giu, from Latin I?daeus, from Greek Ioudaios, from Aramaic y?hud?y, from Hebrew y?hûdî, inhabitant of Judah, from y?hûdâ, Judah. See Judah2.]
You can prove anything with facts, Comrade_Penguin.
Now just try and explain why so many Jewish people have the surname 'Gold'.
to their 'actual' etymologies.
Holy Roman Empire surname thing decree my arse.
no. The etymologies of the two words are completely distinct and separate. The development of the pronunciation and orthography bears no relation on the semantics
said charlotte in 'sex and the city'