It is clear that this notion arose from a popular etymology, viz.
According to the popular etymology, the very name of the Nile (, from , new mud) testifies to its peculiar fertilizing properties.
popular etymology, by a play upon the name, made of Sarpanitum (as though Zer-banit) the 'offspring-producing' goddess.
It is applied to the first great confusion of mankind, to which a popular etymology has traced the name Babel, as if for Balbel.
But this is a form due to popular etymology, as will presently appear.
The popular etymology is valuable as confirming the proposition to place Belili in the pantheon of the lower world.
In neither word has the prefix Sint any connection with Snde (sin), with which popular etymology commonly connects it.
popular etymology has given the word its present form, as if it meant “wing-flapper,” from “lap,” a fold or flap of a garment.
popular etymology identified the symbol with the initial letter of centum, "hundred."