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The topics include the conjugation prefixes, the dative case, and the empathy hierarchy in Sumerian; some case problems in Ugaritic; grammatical roles of agent, subject, patient, and beneficiary in Hurrian; early Canaanite and Old Aramaic case in the light of language typology; allative in Indo-European; the problem of the ergative case in Hittite; and case markings of core arguments and alignment in Late Latin.
Byline: Maury Brown, Joe Tetreault, and Matthew Coller Main Entry: comA*peA*tiA*tion Pronunciation: \EkA[currency]m-pE-Eti-shEn\ Function: noun Etymology: Late Latin competition-, competitio, from Latin competere Date: 1579 1 : the act or process of competing : rivalry: as a : the effort of two or more parties acting independently to secure the business of a third party by offering the most favorable terms b : active demand by two or more organisms or kinds of organisms for some environmental resource in short supply 2 : a contest between rivals; also : one's competitors PROLOGUE (7:00am ET - Maury Brown) It's not every year that the Super Bowl sees the two top seeds in each conference square off over the pigskin, but that's what you're going to see today.
The term burlesque may be traced to folk poetry and theatre and apparently derived from the late Latin burra, meaning "trifle".
The proboscis of an insect, from the Late Latin for "drainer" 2.
The common term cinaedus also persisted into Gallo-Latin and Frankish for a short while beyond the Late Latin period until it was replaced by sodomita, introduced into Francia from the Celtic christian church at about the 6th century.
English acquired the word from Old French estor 'provisions' which was derived from the Late Latin staurum 'store,' a noun associated with the verb instaurare 'to provide necessities.
The biblical scholar William Tyndale, in preparing his 1530 translation of the Pentateuch, coined scapegoat as a calque of the Late Latin (Vulgate) caper emissarius 'emissary goat,' itself a calque of Hebrew 'azazel, the name of a desert demon which, etymologically, was understood as 'ez ozel 'goat that departs'--whence emissary goat, whence scapegoat, whence any person, place, or thing that bears the blame for others.
Agricola's letters could serve admirably as teaching tools for late Latin, and the editorial work as a salutary example of care and respect for sources.