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Every single dictionary link I found redirects hierarchic to hierarchical. It seems as though there is absolutely no distinction between the meanings of two words and hierarchical is vastly preferred. NGram data fully supports this preference. Therefore, always use hierarchical. As for why it is hierarchical and not hierarchic, please see the previously ...
Yes. (Mostly.) Early Modern English had the following present tense verb conjugation: I go. Thou goest. He goeth. We/you/they go. So much like Modern English -(e)s, these endings are only used in the present tense (with one exception shown below). The simple past conjugation was as follows: I did. Thou didst. He did. We/you/they did. As you can see ...
Hierarchic is gramatically correct, but for some reason uncommon. I would not use it because it appears odd to me. Interestingly, some related forms stop at there. antihierarchic, adjective nonhierarchic, adjective
According to C.A. Ferguson, this is one feature of "Baby Talk Register" or "parentese", a kind of language that some parents slip into when talking to their child at a young age. Parents, for example, might refer to themselves in the third person like "Who's mummy's little boy". One other feature is adding the /iː/ sound on the end of words, like "dog" -> ...
As was mentioned in another comment, one interpretation of the Greek word thesaurus is "hoard". That interpretation made me think of "dragon's hoard". If saurus = lizard = dragon, that could be the link between the -saurus- root and thesaurus. Saurus is the dragon/lizard, and thesaurus implies the dragon's hoard.
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