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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Individual

While reading a conversation between two great minds about the phenomenon of thought, I came across some stuff that said that thought was the cause of dissension, as thought identifies one as an individual and then as a member of a tribe and so on.

This caused me to wonder what the word individual means and how it came about. Initially, I thought it might have been a combination of indivi and dual. Something to do with dvaita and advaita. However I found through duckduckgo that it has nothing to do with any of that.

It comes from the latin word individuus which means indivisible. Perhaps kihtraK can throw more light on that.

BTW, I was thinking that the mirror of nemo is omen. ykoopS!

2 Comments:

Blogger karthik durvasula said...

No idea of the history of that word. What you said was my first guess. Just a note: we should probably keep the history of the word separate from how it is used today. The use is independent (and sometimes the opposite) of the etymological source.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:29 PM  

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