To Educate


The word “educate”, often was being used as if meaning also an induction into crime and corruption, as well as its original meaning, derived from latin.  Yesterday, it happened that I perceived a group of persons had attempted to turn a trick on me, using the word “education”, in the phrase “levels of education”, and simultaneously they were projecting upon me, that their own rotten reputations, might land upon my head, at an exact time it might prove most unfortunate for myself.  That timing being my own assertion that perhaps some folks might meet at 11am 28th January, 2018, at the Mt Coo-tha lookout, to talk about a Brisbane Chapter of the Australian Psychedelic Society beginning.

I thought I had better know what I am dealing with, and so I looked up the etymology dictionary online in the www dot etymonline dot com website.  It reads to the effect that I think I want to openly avoid any such falisifications of the original meaning of the verb “to educate”, as have been forced upon myself in the past, by persons with criminal intent.  Please note, in reading the following cut and pasted quotes from the etymonline source, that the 1800s are after two distinctly pertinent events.  Those being the invasion of Australia, and the industrial revolution.  Whereas the 1600s are the period of time during which the English language first began to settle into its current formula.  The spelling in dictionaries originates in the Elizabethan reign, when Elizabeth 1 handed much of her choice making power over to her Parliament, and developing dictionaries became necessary thereby.  It is also pertinent, that the result of a Parliamentary voting system of government, as the result of her reign, is also the result of her predecessors, having had a particularly virulent strain of Syphilis, then newly arrived in Europe, from the Americas.  Nevertheless, it was not until after the industrial revolution and invasion of Australia, that “to educate” may have begun to imply anything whatsoever disagreeable to the many parents whose children are well educated without becoming corrupted.

educe (v.)

early 15c., in the literal sense, “to draw out, extract; branch out,” from Latin educere “to lead out, bring out” (troops, ships, etc.; see educate). Meaning “bring into view or operation” is from c. 1600. Meaning “to draw a conclusion from data” is from 1837.

educate (v.)

mid-15c., “bring up (children), to train,” from Latin educatus, past participle of educare “bring up, rear, educate” (source also of Italian educare, Spanish educar, French éduquer), which is a frequentative of or otherwise related to educere “bring out, lead forth,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + ducere “to lead,” from PIE root *deuk- “to lead.” Meaning “provide schooling” is first attested 1580s. Related: Educated; educating.

According to “Century Dictionary,” educere, of a child, is “usually with reference to bodily nurture or support, while educare refers more frequently to the mind,” and, “There is no authority for the common statement that the primary sense of education is to ‘draw out or unfold the powers of the mind.'”