the etymology of kaleidowhirl

The word kaleidowhirl was created by the editor from the following roots:

  • kaleidoscope = 2. "a constantly changing pattern or sequence"
  • kalos = Greek = "beautiful"
  • eidos = Greek = "form"
  • whirl = (origin) = "ME: the verb prob. from ON hvirfla ‘turn about’; the noun partly from Mid. Low Ger., MDu. wervel ‘spindle’, or from ON hvirfill ‘circle’, from a Gmc base meaning ‘rotate’."
Definitions are from The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Tenth Edition.
 
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