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CV Vick (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
<cymb(o)- (cymb(o)-) [Gr. kymb[emacr], boat] a combining form meaning
As Nick noted, this is a variation of the word _cumba_ (upsilon forming
"u" is often used to transcribe "y" as well). The "boat-like" or "small
boat" may refer to the often rounded, "shield-like" shape of a boat in
some areas, including the coastal mediterranean, with the centra of the
vertebrae forming the cup-like depression representative of the same shape
of the boat. I don't have the papers alliterating this, so this is an
Jaime A. Headden
Little steps are often the hardest to take. We are too used to making leaps
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do. We should all
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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