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Saturday, January 14, 2012

ICON ETYMOLOGY by Truthiracy (Christopher Lord)

ICON ETYMOLOGY by Truthiracy (Christopher Lord)

This is in response to an assumption by a youtube user by the name of "JacquesRothschild" who was acting like he was one of the Rothschild family members. He left countless messages and many were attacks of my character (character assassination). He did say I was smart etc., but I played him and set him up for my ego trick of trying to prove even one thing wrong that I teach. So, he fell for it and said my etymology of "ICON" was not correct and you can read his comment below. I wrote back to him letting him know his grave mistake and that I was going to school him on his assumption. He then began going a little crazy and started telling everyone that I was deleting comments and that I was censoring comments, which was 100% false and a lie. So, I did block him once he "lost it" and was an obvious TROLL. But, just for the sake of it, I will now 'school' him on his assumption and prove he is not who he said he was and prove he has no knowledge nor the wisdom to use it. He is a classic example of a fool who might be book smart but has no common sense of understanding.

To: Truthiracy3 From: JacquesRothschild
"So first of all "icon" is not "EYE CON". LOL Its etymology is the Greek "eikon" meaning image. Nothing to do with eye OR con. The Greek word for eye is μάτι, translated it sounds like "mah-te". You knowledge of sociolinguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics, historical-comparative linguistics, and applied linguistics is laughable." (JacquesRothschild)

ICON does not mean to "FOOL the EYE?" WRONG!

Icon does come from the Greek (εἰκών) eikōn which means "image." An 'Icon' is an image, sign, logo, picture, edifice, depiction or a representation that represents something else of greater significance and meaning. An Icon is usually associated with religious, cultural, and political themes. An Icon is related to a logo for example, a representation of something else. An Icon is signifying a "sign" or "symbol" and is related to semiotics. Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols and their meanings both obvious and hidden, the exoteric and the esoteric.

The word Icon comes from Greek (εἰκών) eikōn, and the words eikonikos or eikenai means to "look like," or pertaining to (an image)." The very word "image" means an "artificial representation" that looks like the original. When you take a picture for example, you are talking and making a 'thing' that represents the original, it's not and exact duplication or copy of the original, it is a 'depiction,' thus the 'de' (DE), the prefix of 'de' as in 'describing,' it is a lessor than the original, so when you describe something you are trying to give the image of the original but even 1,000 words can not make an exact representation of the original work or item. So, the 'de' words give us words that mean the fall or the DEgrade, DEception, DEceiver, DEcline, DEath, DEvil, Decay and DEcember for example. So, an image DEpicts the original, it is trying to form a picture for the eye to see and visualize in order to recreate the original subject. So, like I said an "image" is an "artificial representation" and gives us our word 'Imitation' (imitari) meaning to copy (ornate description). It is a 'likeness' which means 'like,' or similar, from 'semi' or 'dios' (dia) meaning two (dos, deuce). A 'portrait' is also related because it 'portrays' the original. We also have our word 'imagine' from image, meaning to 'visualize' and 'conceptualize' the original. So, these words of Icon, image and visualize require the human 'eye' to see them in order to take the image into our brains for understanding. The letter 'i' itself is the image of a eye, and the very reason we pronounce 'eye' as the letter 'i.' The very word 'image' begins with the letter 'i' as does 'icon' which is a further indication of the meaning. In the computer world we have what is known as an 'icon' which is a smaller (imitation) picture of the original larger version it represents. Thus the 'eye' and the letter 'i' are closely related. The prefix of 'con' means "to fool" (the eye) as in 'concept' or 'conceptualize.' Also words like 'conceive' or even 'conspire' as in a 'con' artist, which is a person or persons who 'fool.' A 'conceit' is to form in the mind and thus paint a picture or visualize in the minds 'eye.' Conceit is an analogy of 'deceit.' Con means 'against' or 'opposed to,' just as 'anti' or 'ante' mean the same basically. So the Bible has the DEceiver, the DEvil who is the ANTI-Christ, the opposer. Confidence for example is the 'self-belief' or the fooling to make one believe in 'oneself' and to form and make up 'trust.' One must 'conceptualize' the ego and self image to be greater than it actually is. We say a person has become an "icon,' meaning that in the eyes of the people and the community they are perceived as 'greater than,' and have become an 'iconic' figure. A figure is a character that plays the role of the original person place or thing. An 'icon' is related to an 'Idol' as well, the "EYE-DOL" as seen through the 'minds-eye' or the perception of the character (actor).
So yes, the very word 'ICON' does mean EYE-CON, or to 'fool ones eye.' Anyone that does not grasp and understand the very essence of language, linguistics and letters themselves do not fully understand the very meanings and concepts, they are not able (A BULL) to stand under a Bull, thus it it not understandable to them.

Christopher C. Lord

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