spec-, spic-, spect-, spectat-, spectro- -spectr, -spectful, -spection, -spective
(Latin: to see, seeing; to look at, looking at; sight, to appear, appearing; to behold, to examine, examining)
Prout multis ut faciant vobis homines, et vos facite illis similiter; "As you would that men should do to you, do you also to them in like manner." From Luke 6:31 of the Latin Vulgate, a Latin version of the Bible produced by Saint Jerome in the 4th century.
From Latin vulgata editio, "an edition made public" or "an edition for ordinary people" which is a version used by the Roman Catholic Church.
The brain damage that is a result of alcohol fetopathy is often accompanied by, and reflected in, distinctive facial stigmata or characteristics which are indicative of a disease or abnormalities.
"Allopatric speciations involve changes that take place with related organisms to the point where they are different enough to be considered separate species and this happens when populations of certain species are separated and adapt to their new environment or conditions (physiological, geographic, or behavioral)."
2. The appearance of something to the mind or the eyes: Suddenly, the stone had a greenish aspect in the florescent light.
3. The way a person, place, or something appears: The old house took on a dark and lonely aspect or appearance.
4. Etymology: from Middle English, "indicating the action or the way of looking at or seeing something"; from Latin aspectus and aspicere, "to look at"; from ad-, "to" + specere, "to look".
Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.
2. Etymology: from Latin avis, "bird" + specere, "to look, to see."
2. To give a favorable turn when starting something; to inaugurate; a sense derived from the historical practice of observing birds in flight, before undertaking an important decision or action: "The leaders of Rome usually auspicated their public activities before proceeding with them."
2. A sign indicative of future prospects; a favorable sign or propitious circumstance; an omen: "The auspices for the new venture by the company appeared to be favorable."
3. Etymology: from Latin auspicium, "divination by observing the flight of birds"; from auspex, auspicis, literally, "bird seer"; from avis, "bird", and the stem of specere, spicere, "to see, to look at, to watch".
Observations of and predictions that in the past were based on the actions or behaviors of birds.
The high priest in earlier Roman times used to study the auspices by observing the flight of birds, just as Romulus did when founding Rome. Later the high priest did it by examining the entrails of sacrificed animals.