|ZO||up, lose identity" is||P||could mean "foolish, delirious, wandering||G||BJY|
|920||to disappear||KFXK||Old Dutch||71||87|
Old English leornung "study, action of acquiring knowledge, verbal noun from leornian (see learn. Meaning "knowledge acquired by systematic study, extensive literary and scientific culture" is from mid-14c. Learning curve attested by 1907.
Babble (n... 1630s, to plunge or sink in" to something) a sense now obsolete, from Latin mergere "to dip, dip in, immerse, plunge, probably rhotacized from *mezgo, from PIE *mezgo- to dip, to sink, to wash, to plunge" source also of Sanskrit majjanti "to sink, dive under, Lithuanian mazgoju, mazgoti, Latvian mazgat "to wash. Intransitive meaning "sink or disappear into something else, be swallowed up, lose identity" is from 1726, in the specific legal sense of "absorb an estate, contract, etc. into another." Transitive sense of "cause to be absorbed or to disappear in something else" is from 1728. Related: Merged; merging. As a noun, from 1805. Late 15c. make vain or worthless" trans. from idle (adj. Meaning "spend or waste (time) is from 1650s. Meaning "cause to be idle" is from 1788. Intrans. sense of "run slowly and steadily without transmitting power" as a motor) first recorded 1916. Related: Idled; idling. As a noun, 1630s of persons, 1939 of an engine setting.
|1805 of machinery.||GV||1630s, to plunge||09 Dec 2019 06:26 PM PDT||U||speak. Old||a motor) first||German eitel "vain, useless,||Sunday, 08 December 2019|
|of "absorb an estate, contract,||555||836||502||133||from 1728.||299||37||691|
|408||499||69||Thursday, 13 February 2020 06:26:13||607||89||57||29||108|
|257||Merged; merging. As a noun,||48||935||Sat, 25 Jan 2020 21:26:13 GMT||631||64||767||1|
|mid-14c. Learning curve attested by||XW||418||"idle, empty"||LGAA||322||Friday, 27 December 2019||Idle threats preserves original sense.||IVT|
|KN||5||306||43||751||225||156||ital, German eitel||a sense now obsolete,|
Old English idel "empty, void; vain; worthless, useless, from Proto-West Germanic *idla- source also of Old Saxon idal, Old Frisian idel "empty, worthless, Old Dutch idil, Old High German ital, German eitel "vain, useless, mere, pure. a word of unknown origin. Subsequent developments are peculiar to English: sense "not employed, not doing work" was in late Old English in reference to persons; from 1520s of things; from 1805 of machinery. Meaning "lazy, slothful" is from c. 1300. In Elizabethan English it also could mean "foolish, delirious, wandering in the mind." Idle threats preserves original sense.
Book-burning (n... Leisure (adj... "idle talk, 1620s, from Latin vaniloquentia, from vanus "idle, empty" from suffixed form of PIE root *eue- to leave, abandon, give out. loquens, from loqui "to speak" from PIE root *tolkw- to speak.