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Old 29-12-2018, 08:09 PM   #1
TheArranger
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Default Etymology forgery/distortion

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For political or ‘educational’ purposes…

Not only our national tongues got corrupted along the time but so were etymological roots and thus the true meaning of practically every single word we use to communicate between each others. No wonder we never get to agree together on anything…

You might pick almost any common word but I just heard the following one ‘explained’ by a TV show’s character…

As you must know the Vikings were absolute monsters sailing the seven seas in quest of innocent English people to barbarically rob and slaughter in bloody acts of ‘piracy’… well this one is the meaning lent to the word, its evocation and etymological roots all at once…

Quote:
Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate",Danish and Bokmål: vikinger; Swedish and Nynorsk: vikingar; Icelandic: víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who during the late 8th to late 11th centuries, raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of Europe, and explored westwards to Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland - Wiki
So you may pick the first closest translation tool to check what the English ‘pirate’ looks like for instance in Swedish why not…

Pirat : sjörövare

http://www.wordreference.com/ensv/pirate

Further checking finds no ‘vikinger’ or ‘vikingar’ in that tongue but it’s true we here have to do with very old Swedish that only etymologists and such entitled frauds can know about.

So let’s follow our own intuition and check for instance how today’s Swedish people say ‘we’…

We : vi

http://www.wordreference.com/ensv/we

Now let’s check which Swedish word could be somehow related to ‘king’ for instance…

King : kung


We kings… That’s what ‘Vikings’ means, looks and sounds like, but too many people’s job is to make you believe that ‘things aren’t what they seem to be’…
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