Anagram (W3)Dt. "Anagramm", span. "Anagrama", frz. "Anagramme", ital. "Anagramma", engl. "Anagram", esp. "anagramo", geht über mittelfrz. "anagramme", neulat. "anagramma", zurück auf griech. "anágramma" und griech. "anagraphein" = "umschreiben" und setzt sich zusammen aus griech. "-ana-" = "zurück" und griech. "gramma" = "Buchstabe".
Ableitungen von engl. "Anagram" sind engl. "anagrammatic", "anagrammatize", "anagrammed".
Das ide. "*gerbh-" = dt. "kratzen" führt auf einem langen Weg über griech. "grámma" und griech. "gráphein" = dt. "einritzen", "schreiben" zum Suffix "-gramm" = dt. "-schrift", "-bild". Man findet es aber auch als Präfix, etwa in dt. "Grammatik" zu lat. "(ars) grammatica" = dt. "Sprachlehre", griech. "grammatike (téchne)", das wörtlich also etwa "Ritzkunde", "Kratztechnik" bedeutet.
Passend zum Thema "Anagramm" kann man sich die Entwicklung von ide "*gerbh-" zu griech. "gráph-" auch als anagrammatische Umstellung vorstellen. Eine solche Lautumstellung wird in der Linguistik auch als "Metathese" bezeichnet (zu lat. "metathesis", griech. "metáthesis" = dt. "Umsetzen", "Umstellen). Eine solche Lautumstellung in einem Wort kann man durchau öfters finden, so etwa bei "Wepse" / "Wespe" oder "Born" / "Bronn".
Here is a list of first names that are spelled with the exact same letters as other names or words.
The Anagrammy Awards is a monthly competition for the best anagrams posted to the Anagrammy Awards Forum. Anagrams from the Forum are nominated to compete in ten categories, and the winners are determined by popular vote.
- 1. A word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase, such as satin to stain.
- 2. anagrams (used with a sing. verb) A game in which players form words from a group of randomly picked letters.
New Latin "anagramma", from Greek "anagrammatismos", from "anagrammatizein", to rearrange letters in a word : "ana-", from bottom to top; see "ana–" + "gramma", "grammat-", "letter"; see "gerbh-" in Appendix I.
- "anagrammatic" (-gr-mtk) —ADJECTIVE
- "anagrammatically" —ADVERB
An Anagram Entry: 'A Mean, Angry Rant'
Two anagram geniuses
(wearisome suntan gag)
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Created by Paul Pan (with Nanaea) for behindthename.com
scary devil monastery: n.
Anagram frequently used to refer to the newsgroup alt.sysadmin.recovery, which is populated with characters that rather justify the reference.
What was Scrabble’s Original Name?
?March 26, 2011
Great things can come out of hard times — take "Scrabble". During the Great Depression, architect Alfred Mosher Butts couldn’t find work. So he decided to create a board game that required the vocabulary skills of "anagrams" and crossword puzzles but also had an element of chance. Butts hand-drew the original board with architectural drafting equipment. He also hand-lettered the tiles. He studied the front page of the New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, and The Saturday Evening Post to calculate the frequency of each letter in the alphabet and then came up with a point value system.
At first, the game was named "Lexiko".
Then he called it "Criss-Cross Words".
Butts’ story was not one of success from the start. He tried and failed to sell Criss-Cross Words to game manufacturers. Milton Bradley rejected the game in 1933. James Brunot came on board as a business partner, and renamed the game "Scrabble", which means "to scratch" or "scrape" and "to scrawl".
Dewey Decimal Classification
Ana, anagrams - 543
13. Politically Incorrect English
A neutral language for the Internet (1 Apr 99)
This was the first "April Fool" Miniature, announcing that an imaginary language called "Rolo-Pifla" (an anagram!) was about to be declared the official politically neutral language of the Internet.
zz: Hidden X Term for Puzzlement (7, 9)
AA: We Do 'Grams, Word Games
eee: "He Had No Peer, and Very Few Equals"
ppp: The Sum of Its Parts
Anagrams Search Box - DE-ES-FR-IT-UK
Anagrams - DE-ES-FR-IT-UK
Anagramme: englisch, italienisch, deutsch, französisch, spanisch
What is an anagram?
The Fundamental Anagram of Calculus
Galileo's Anagrams and the Moons of Mars
Brendan's Amazing Anagram Generator
This amazing program will take an English name, phrase, and so on, and rearrange the letters to form other English words. Submitting "word play" yielded 48 anagrams, including "yap world," "pal rowdy," and "wary plod."
Brendan's Phone Anagram Generator
This program finds the letter equivalents of a phone number. For example, "439-2665" is equivalent to dialing "HEY-COOL." Most of the results you generate will probably be meaningless, but there might be a couple or so that are real or semi-real phrases.
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Hier findet man eine lange Liste mit englischen Anagrammen.
The Anagram Dictionary
A long time ago I decided to make use of an electronic scrabble dictionary by using it to build an anagram dictionary. Many years later, I happened to mention that in the course of a discussion in the newsgroup, alt.anagrams and put it online. Checking the logs, next to no one looked at it. A few weeks later I found a fair amount of people all round the world, especially domains ending in .edu, looking at the anagrams file - about 10 a day. Curious, I put a msg at the beginning of the document asking where they found it, assuming some anagram page had put in a link. It took ages for a reply but finally I was told a search engine had picked up on it. Whether they search through Usenet looking for URL's or someone submitted it I do not know.
- abbe babe
- abed bead bade
- abel elba bale able bela
- abet beat beta bate
- abhorred harbored
- abhorrer harborer
- abides biased
- able abel elba bale bela
- abler baler blear blare
- aboard abroad
- abode adobe
- abort bator
- aborted debator
- yost toys
- yowl owly
- zap paz
- zeal laze
- zebra braze
- zeiss sizes
- zeus suez
- zoa azo
- zoned dozen
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1580-90; probably Middle French "anagramme", New Latin "anagramma". See "ana-", "-gram"
C16: from New Latin "anagramma", shortened from Greek "anagrammatismos", from "anagrammatizein" "to transpose letters", from "ana-" + "gramma" "a letter"
Word Origin and History for an-a-gram Expand
n., transposition of letters in a word so as to form another, 1580s, from French "anagramme" or Modern Latin "anagramma" (16c.), both from Greek "anagrammatizein" "transpose letters", from "ana-" "up", "back" (see "ana-" ) + "gramma" (genitive "grammatos") "letter" (see "grammar"). Related: "Anagrammatical"; "anagrammatically".
Wordplay in Vergil and Claudian
This paper looks at two examples of anagrammatic wordplay in Vergil and Claudian, and argues that in each case the poet carefully signals the presence of the anagram to the reader.
The Pedant’s Curse: Obscurity and Identity in Ovid’s Ibis
This paper investigates the extended catalogue of curses in Ovid’s Ibis, in particular the catalogue's literary significance and the reasons and methods behind Ovid's organizing principles and choice of themes. I demonstrate how the Ibis plays with presenting itself in the manner of mythographic texts while exploiting the polyvalency of the mythic tradition’s inherent mutability and syncretism. I also discuss how major themes of the poem, such as a prevalent emphasis on names and their suppression, and an identification of the poetic corpus with the poet’s own body, echo the thematic concerns of Ovid’s other exile poetry. Finally, I argue for identifying Ovid’s pseudonymous enemy “Ibis” with the Muses, whose “love/hate” relationship with Ovid is clearly expressed in the exile poetry.
149 This is a normal feature of ancient linguistic play and etymologizing. Ahl (1985) 44–54 shows a number of clear anagrams in Vergil, such as the half-line pulsa palus (Aen. 7.702), as well as pointing out that as serious a philosopher as Plato includes theories of anagrams in the Cratylus. At Cratylus 395D–E, for instance, Socrates proposes that "talantaton" is behind Tantalus’s name. (See Sedley  on the etymologies of the Cratylus, whether anagrammatic or otherwise.) Tzetzes (Schol. Lyc. p. 5.6–8 Scheer) records, perhaps spuriously (Cameron [1995b] 481–2, but cf. West  129n11), that Lycophron invented anagrams, including two on the names of Ptolemy Philadelphus and Arsinoe ("apd melitos" and "???", respectively). Cameron (1995b) disputes the existence of non-etymological anagrams in antiquity, but the example he chooses from Ahl (1985) to prove that “almost all the cases that carry any conviction at all are etymological associations of one sort or another” (479) first of all ignores the presence of a secondary and non-etymological anagram in the same line and, secondly, does not take into account the existence of such half-line anagrams as "pulsa palus": “Verg. Aen. 8.322–3, LATIUmque vocari / maluit, his quoniam LATUIsset [tutus] in oris. The reader is clearly encouraged to look for the meaning of the name here, scarcely an anagram as we understand the term, since it is the very similarity of the words that is held to justify connecting them” (479). The presence of maluit at the beginning of 8.323 defies Cameron’s dismissal of non-etymological anagrammatic play in these lines; contra Harrison (1986), who believes that intentional anagrammatic play in such cases “seems fundamentally unlikely. The error here is not to find anagrams but to ascribe them to the poet” (237).
Pour une autre lecture de El peregrino en su patria de Lope de Vega
Cette lecture du Peregrino en su patria se propose d’aller au-delà de l’étiquette de roman d’aventures qui lui est couramment apposée. En partant du double constat du titre paradoxal et de l’absence d’auto sacramental à la fin du cinquième livre, il s’agira de montrer à la lumière de trois épisodes particuliers – le pèlerinage à Montserrat, le séjour dans l’hôpital des fous de Valence et la nuit fantasmatique dans un autre hôpital, refuge de pèlerins – comment le destin romanesque de Pánfilo épouse une autre trajectoire – allégorique – sous l’espèce d’une « révélation personnelle ».
Quant à Nise, son nom qui a déjà été l’objet d’un sonnet « equívoco »31, peut être lu de manière anagrammatique comme Inés, la désignant par étymologie comme l’incarnation de la chasteté.
100. Pirie, G.H. “Letters, Words, Worlds: The Naming of SOWETO.” African Studies Journal 43, no. 1 (1984): 43-51.
It is amazing how a contrived name such as "Soweto", an anagram for "South West Township" has evolved beyond the paucity of its original meaning to represent a multitude of political, social and historical meanings for the entire world. In this dense article, Pirie provides us with some elements of understanding about the naming of "Soweto". The first section describes the naming process from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. Using information from local archives, the author brings to light a long series of power struggles between the different boards around the issue of what the linguistic and ethnic origin of the name should be. In a second section, Pirie reflects on the meaning of the large number of proposed names and some of the insights these names provide into the minds of South Africans of that era. The author states that even the names that did not make it to the top of the list are “rich depositories of information about the perception of places.” Pirie concludes with an epistemological reflection on the genesis of toponyms. He rejects the concept of toponyms as “historical signposts” which he attributes to Taylor and foregrounds the social conditions surrounding the emergence of certain toponyms which are exemplified by the genesis and the meaning of the name Soweto.
- alt.anagrams - a Newsgroup for anagram aficionados.
- Michael Curl's Puzzles and WordPlay - Tom Swifties, anagrams, trivia, puzzles,etc.
- The Anagram Engine - powerful free anagram generator and anagram solver.
- Anagram.com - Formerly Anagram Insanity. Type in a word or phrase and the computer will find anagrams for your selection.
- Anagrams.net - hundreds of anagrams, that will raise a few smiles and eyebrows.
- I, Rearrangement Servant - discover the wisdom of anagrams.
- Andy's anagram solver - multilingual anagrams in English, French, and Dutch.
- Today's ANI-GRAM - Animated anagram humor.
- "anagram" a phrase rearranged from the letters of another phrase
- "anagrammatic" related to anagrams or containing or making an anagram
- "anagrammatical" related to anagrams or containing or making an anagram
- "anagrammatise" read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
- "anagrammatize" read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
- "anagrams" a game whose object is to form words from a group of randomly chosen letters
- "antigram" an anagram that means the opposite of the original word or phrase
The Style Invitational
Week 558: Set Us Right
Sunday, May 16, 2004; Page D02
What is the difference between JFK (1960) and JFK (2004)?
Get Your Nickels Together for a Jitney Supper
Posted by Grant Barrett on June 4, 2011
Anagrams, rebuses, cryptograms — Martha and Grant swap stories about the games that first made them realize that playing with words and letters can be fun. Also this week, what’s a jitney supper and where do you eat graveyard stew? The hosts explain the origin of the term hang fire and why Alaskans sound like they’re from the Midwest, and take on a debate about whether an egregious falsehood is a bald-faced lie or a bold-faced lie.
NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz
Posted by Grant Barrett on November 22, 2010
This week, a special treat: NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz stops by with a quiz about slang and anagrams.
Released November 22, 2010.
Number Word Game
Posted by Grant Barrett on December 18, 2012
Our Puzzle Man John Chaneski’s been working at the Museum of Math in New York City and it’s got him thinking about number words. For this game, each clue leads to a certain number spelled out. For example, can you guess which number between one and ten can be anagrammed to something that means to pull something with a rope? This is part of a complete episode.
Anagram Word Quiz
Posted by grantbarrett on November 20, 2010
Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a puzzle about anagrams. This is part of a complete episode.
F U N E X? S, V F X.
Posted by Grant Barrett on June 7, 2010
Hi from Martha and Grant!
In our latest show, we talk about games that first made us realize that goofing with words and letters is fun. Martha recalls discovering the "F U N E X" word puzzle and Grant describes doing anagrams and cryptograms in the newspaper.
Also this week, we discuss the terms "jitney supper," "graveyard stew," "hang fire," and try to settle a couple's dispute over whether an egregious falsehood is a "bald-faced lie" or a "bold-faced" one.
Speaking of the "F U N E X" puzzle, the trick is to sound out the letters to make words, so that "F U N E X" becomes "Have you any eggs?"
Posted by Grant Barrett on November 26, 2007
Fellow wordivas and wordudes,
This week on A Way with Words we start a brand-new season! To celebrate, we noodled with anagrams, including the one in the title of this episode.
Also on the show:
•A New York City schoolteacher asks, “Why do we call our little finger a pinkie?” and relates his invented etymology.
Did you know that "parliament" is an anagram of "partial men"? Or, "Clint Eastwood" an anagram of "Old West Action"? Someone once said, "All the life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie." Here is your chance to discover the wisdom of anagrams. Enter the word or phrase in the form and press button.
Mit Links zu weiteren "Internet Anagram Servern" bei:
- New York Times
- Sydney Morning Herald
- Globe and Mail
- Jerusalem Post
für 'horst' wurden 2 (englische) Variationen angezeigt
für 'horst conrad' mehrere hundert
interessant: Anagrammbildung mit Vorgaben
A rearrangement of letters in a word, phrase, or name to form another word, phrase, or name.
To rearrange the letters of a term to form another.
[From Middle French "anagramme", from New Latin "anagramma", from "ana-" ("back", "up") + "-gram" ("something written").]
Can you create one word out of the letters in "new door"? The answer is (ha ha) "one word". The letters in "new door" are the same as those in "one word", except in a different order. When is enough not enough? When you rearrange the letters in "enough", you get "one hug". Everybody knows that one hug is never enough!
A rearrangement of letters in a word, phrase, or name to form another word, phrase, or name.
When is enough not enough?
When you rearrange the letters in 'enough', you get 'one hug'. Everybody knows that 'one hug' is never 'enough'!
"Aptagrams" are words or statements that uncannily anagram into their own synonyms or into uncannily related ideas:
Next up in this phase of anagramazing program are words and phrases that we can shape into heaps of other meaningful phrases:
No wonder that an acronym of anagram is A New, Appropriate, Grandly Rearranged, Alphabetic Message. No wonder that those who believe in the magical potency of words have hailed the anagram as AH, AN ART GEM! and anagrams as ARS MAGNA, "the great art".
- dormitory DIRTY ROOM
- Statue of Liberty BUILT TO STAY FREE
- television set SEE? IT'S VIOLENT!
Anagram Hall of Fame
Here you'll find a list of the best and the brightest anagrams of all time, such as "The Morse Code = Here Come Dots," "Slot Machines = Cash Lost in'em" and "Dormitory = Dirty Room."
The Sydney Morning Herald
April 17, 1999
Raiders of the Lost Anagram
Abfrage im Google-Corpus mit 15Mio. eingescannter Bücher von 1500 bis heute.
Engl. "anagram" taucht in der Literatur um das Jahr 1610 auf.