The word “gruntled” is a back-formation of disgruntled. It means "pleased" or "satisfied."
no no no no no, the dis- was put on to the original word gruntled to amplify the meaning. See, gruntled is the adjective form of gruntle, which means to grunt angrily. It comes from grunt + -le, the frequentative suffix. So, if you’re gruntled, you’re upset, but if you’re disgruntled, you’re pissed. Pleeeeaase don’t destroy the beautiful etymology of this word. No one uses the modern version of gruntled anyway! The 1938 back formation is a folk etymology!
Cassandra - “shining upon man”, from Gk. Κασσανδρα (Kassandra), derived from Gk. κεκασμαι (kekasmai) “to shine” + Gk. ανηρ, ανδρος (aner, andros) “man”
Franz - Ge. form of L. franciscus "Frenchman"
Ferdinand - from Germanic farði "journey" + Germanic nanð “brave, bold”
An official map of my empire along with statistics and a flag. Tourism is cheap and if you follow me on Tumblr, odds are that I can pull strings as emperor and make it free.
What’s the name of that island? Are there names for the other islands? If not, I suggest one be Khatul, or something like that.
Shannon - from the name of a river in Ireland, possibly related to an Irish word for “old”
Stephanie - feminine form of Stephen
Stephen - from Gk. Στεφανος (Stephanos) “crown”