Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 8, 2003, 20:40|
I'm back on the list since a week or so. Maybe you still know me. :-)
Greetings to y'all!
Peter Bleackley <Peter.Bleackley@...> writes:
> At 19:12 08/05/2003 +1000, you wrote:
> "Toadstool" comes from a root cognate with the German "Tod", death. It
> implies a poisonous fungus.
Is that really so? Then the (isolated) word 'toad' (that kind of frog
to be imprecise) must be the same root, or at least is very likely to
be when you compare the Dutch word 'padde(n?)stoel', which is also a
word for 'mushroom', since 'pad' is a toad and 'stoel' is a chair (so
almost a 'stool'). *Very* strange.
(My mother once said that she knew the German word 'Kr