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solomon levi
07-14-2011, 06:48 PM
early 13c., from O.Fr. gluton (Mod.Fr. glouton), from L. gluttonem (nom. glutto) "overeater," formed from gluttire "to swallow," from gula "throat," from PIE *gwele- (see glut).

... gula/throat is ruled by venus/taurus

male proper name, from O.Fr. goulafre "glutton,"

1520s, "footman, running footman, valet," from M.Fr. laquais "foot soldier, footman, servant" (15c.), probably from O.Prov. lacai, from lecai "glutton, covetous," from lecar "to lick." Alternative etymology is via French from Catalan alacay, from Arabic al-qadi "the judge."

...similar to leche, lac, etc = milk. running, like mercury. alacay and al-qadi remind one of alkali,
a very thirsty or gluttonous substance.

1590s, from Gargantua, large-mouthed giant in Rabelais' novels, supposedly from Sp./Port. garganta "gullet, throat," which is from the same imitative root as gargle.

... and gargoyle. :)
...ravenous = very hungry = saturn

asbestos:1650s, earlier albeston, abestus (c.1100), name of a fabulous stone, which, set afire, could not be extinguished; from O.Fr. abeste, abestos, from L. asbestos "quicklime" (which "burns" when cold water is poured on it), from Gk. asbestos, lit. "inextinguishable," from a- "not" + sbestos, verbal adjective from sbennynai "to quench," from PIE base *(s)gwes- "to quench, extinguish" (cf. Lith. gestu "to go out," O.C.S. gaso, Hittite kishtari "is being put out").

The Greek word was used by Dioscorides as a noun meaning "quicklime." "Erroneously applied by Pliny to an incombustible fibre, which he believed to be vegetable, but which was really the amiantos of the Greeks" [OED]. Meaning "mineral capable of being woven into incombustible fabric" is from c.1600 in English; earlier this was called amiant (early 15c.), from L. amiantus, from Gk. amiantos, lit. "undefiled" (so called because it showed no mark or stain when thrown into fire). Supposed in the Middle Ages to be salamanders' wool. Prester John, the Emperor of India, and Pope Alexander III were said to have had robes or tunics made of it.
... an unquenchable thirst

The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
—Matthew 11:19

Green lion devours sun
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toad gorges on grapes

saturn eats his children
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wolf devours mars
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS_ZZKRJyEwyOlWjqRvck8dm3OWrKZPK cSpCRlWj76q9-BpcCgn

serpent swallows its tail