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Celescalating

verb; blending
Rising or escalating to celestial heights Celescalating has not yet entered common usage, but was instead coined by Joyce through the process of ‘blending’—here, the two parent words are likely celestial and escalating, overlapping the ‘es’ to form a verb whose usage can be easily derived from the meaning of the parents.
 
a waalworth of a skyerscape of most eyeful hoyth entowerly, erigenating from next to nothing and celescalating the himals and all, hierarchitectitiptitoploftical, with a burning bush abob off its baubletop and with larrons o’toolers clittering up and tobl
Etymology : Celestial can be parsed to celest-ial, with ‘celest’ derived through Middle English and Middle French from the Latin ‘caelestis’ from ‘caelum,’—meaning ‘sky.’ The addition of the suffix –ial, in this case, forms an adjective. Though ‘escalating’ looks as though it may have been formed from borrowed roots, it is, in fact, a back-formation from ‘escalator’—which itself was formed in the 1900s from a trademark.
Source : Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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