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cephalic[edit]

This word does not come from Old Norse. --EncycloPetey 23:09, 7 June 2010 (UTC)


very well, but i wouldn't be me if i didn't point out the irony of your name in relevance to your grammatical correction. have a metal day.

i based the edit on this definition at merriam webster that says it is?

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cephalic

Main Entry: ce·phal·ic Pronunciation: \sə-ˈfa-lik\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle French céphalique, from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos, from kephalē head; akin to Old High German gebal skull, Old Norse gafl gable, Tocharian A śpāl head Date: 1599

1 : of or relating to the head 2 : directed toward or situated on or in or near the head

— ce·phal·i·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

What that means is that it comes from Ancient Greek κεφαλή. Both Ancient Greek and Old Norse evolved from PIE, so the word that comes from Greek is akin to the word in Old Norse. Important difference. —Stephen 15:41, 17 June 2010 (UTC)



OK, sorry, new to this, i'll minimize my edits and master my patience(lol), god speed.