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Dec
19
comment When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
@RISwampYankee My comment was poorly worded. I meant to ask when and how diablo became synonymous with the devil rather than the word devil. The etymonline entry suggests "Ecclesiastical Greek to Jewish and Christian use" (which means what exactly?), but it isn't clear which meaning was imported or when.
Dec
19
comment When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
@RISwampYankee I'm asking when and how the word diablo, diabolo, or diabolos came to mean the devil. This could have happened in any language. I'm curious to know if Luc Ferry's theory ("one who divides") is credible when compared to the etymology found in most dictionaries which suggest that the synonymity between devil and diablo arose from its meaning of "slanderer".
Dec
19
revised What is the basis for the claims that the word “Israel” means “Exiled for their sins”?
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Dec
19
comment When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
@ReliableSource I'm pretty sure that this would be off-topic there. I'm not sure of LinguisticsSE. Ergo, HistorySE seemed like the best bet. I'll let the mods decide which is best, I guess :) FWIW, HistorySE has other etymology questions.
Dec
19
asked When was “diablo” first used to refer to the Devil?
Dec
18
revised Was Churchill a poor HR manager?
Formatting
Dec
18
comment When did songs extolling leaders of companies go out of fashion?
Fun question :) While I don't know if they extol their leaders, a number of Japanese and Korean companies still have "company songs".
Dec
15
accepted Benefits of Athenian citizenship
Dec
14
revised Medieval Scottish clan society and legal structure
Formatting, caps, punctuation
Dec
13
revised Why is Las Vegas located where it is?
Better title
Dec
13
revised Toyotomi Hideyoshi threatened to exterminate all Japanese foxes unless he heard from the god Inari. What was the aftermath (if any)?
Formatting.
Dec
13
revised How does Göbekli Tepe fit into the current picture of society development?
Typo fix in title + minor changes
Dec
13
comment Why is Las Vegas located where it is?
@paulsmith It's in the first paragraph of the section titled "1829–1905: origins". To wit, "By following the Pike and Smith routes through a tributary of Colorado River they came upon the Las Vegas Valley described by Smith as the best point to re-supply before going onto California."
Dec
13
comment Toyotomi Hideyoshi threatened to exterminate all Japanese foxes unless he heard from the god Inari. What was the aftermath (if any)?
@Anubhav But you believe the original source? FYI, the Wikipedia reference is from "Hall, Jamie. Half Human, Half Animal: Tales of Werewolves and Related Creatures. Bloomington, Indiana: Authorhouse, 2003. (pp. 121–152) ISBN 1-4107-5809-5" which doesn't exactly sound like the fount of reliability that you appear to think it is. You're asking a question about a yarn and getting another in reply. That's the way myths work.
Dec
12
comment Benefits of Athenian citizenship
Great answer! Thank you. Were there any restrictions on ownership of say, land or slaves? Also, re: liturgies, surely it wasn't always voluntary. I recall reading that in some of them, a "volunteer" could get away with not paying up if he could find a citizen wealthier than he was.
Dec
12
comment Benefits of Athenian citizenship
@YannisRizos I was asking in general and used Pericles in an attempt to signify ancient Athens at its democratic height. Please feel free to edit the question as necessary to clear any ambiguity.
Dec
12
comment What were the conditions that Peter Stuyvesant found when he arrived in America?
Please add a wiki link or two to your question so that users like me who are unfamiliar with Stuyvesant can find out more about him.
Dec
12
revised What were the conditions that Peter Stuyvesant found when he arrived in America?
Unnecessary bolding.
Dec
12
comment Looking for a book about Haile Selassie's rise to power
@Sardathrion 's suggestion as well as a number of others are already listed on Haile Selassie's Wikipedia page.
Dec
11
revised Benefits of Athenian citizenship
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