Re: which homunculus do you mean?

From: Chris Hibbert (
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 15:34:37 MST

Andy Toth wrote:
> the miniature man-spirit found in the sperm cell (not in brain), or use-map
> of the motor and somatosensory cortices?
> what is the etiology relating these two concepts?
> i want to use a better word than etiology in the above sentence. i want to
> mean: the dynamic relationship between concept and the word-unit over time.

Etiology refers to the causes of a disease.

Etymology refers to the history of the development of word forms.


Currently reading:  Pauline Maier, "American Scripture: Making the 
        Declaration of Independence"; Karen Michalson, "Enemy Glory", 
        Harold McGee, "On Food and Cooking"
Chris Hibbert

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