Interesting to compare to today's use of hag in a secular way, sort of meaning an elderly woman who is on some fringe of the distribution, the center of which being normative?hex (v.)
1830, American English, from Pennsylvania German hexe "to practice witchcraft," from German hexen "to hex," related to Hexe "witch," from Middle High German hecse, hexse, from Old High German hagazussa (see hag). Noun meaning "magic spell" is first recorded 1909; earlier it meant "a witch" (1856).
Thats some good etymology.readin this really good short novel at the moment, it's very 'dissensus', almost ridiculously so, and there's a good bit where he says the word 'exist' is from 'ex sistere', literally 'outside'. reality, what exists, is outside us.
and the opposite root word is 'insist' ie 'in sistere'. to insist is to yearn to be real, but it's a non real thing
isnt this how timbaland composes his tunes?It's amazing how elaborate things can appear once you actually take a good look at them. Imagine if you were to transcribe every sound you made during a conversation, not just the actual words, but every pause, every change of tone, every "uh". What felt like a sloppy exchange of words would quickly spiral into something overwhelming.