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"on road" vs "in street" - I take issue with this distinction - you can be both in and on both a road or a street, with the difference in meaning between the prepositions being similar for both nouns.

  • Agreed - removed Usage note, as the distinction is much more subtle than we were making out. Ƿidsiþ 14:38, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


Compare Sanskrit RADSH[7] (to rule) and possible ultimate √ RĀDhĀH[7] (to tread, subdue, rule over). It is not to be connected with the correct P.I.E. root *reg "move in a straight line" (correctly specified by the O.E.D.), whence eventually Latin REX[8], Proto-Celtic RIX, Old Irish RI, et cetera.

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods. √ means original or earliest root.

Andrew H. Gray 13:59, 14 September 2015 (UTC) Andrew (talk)