|From:||Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 2:48|
On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 8:53 PM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> Isn't "routed" just an inflected form of "route"? Or was there a
> back-formation merger somewhere?
Hmm... for me, /raUt/ is something I would usually do with a woodworking
power tool, or if I utterly defeat my opponent in battle. "Routed" with
these meanings is not homophonic with "routed" meaning "directed along a
Are these two meanings of "rout" related to one another? And/or to "route"
(which, for me, is always /rout/)?