Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Hinsicht (respect)

Hinsicht (respect, aspect, regard) is a compound of hin- (to there) and Sicht (= sight). But don't think "insight"; rather, go through a Latin equivalent to reach the best English.

Sicht would correspond to L spectus, and the hin- suggests L ad-, i.e., "aspectus" From here, we get to "aspect," then to "regard" and "respect."

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