Please find below the original post. I do not know whether the downvotes were affected by uUser 'bytebuster' 's criticism below, which seems unfair and too negative, because:
I replied to his earlier comment that my post 'looks like a homework with no own research attempt', which reply was not acknowledged.
it unreasonably exaggerates the meaning of negative scores. Although some of my questions have been downvoted once, the absence of justification by the downvoter implies nothing corrigible about my posts.
it evidences judgement of my question prejudiced by the identity of the user.
I truly desire to learn more about linguistics, and so hope for constructive criticism and help.
[Source:] I don't want to start a Meta discussion here, but OP has asked 100 questions, 61% of which has zero or negative score. To me, this alone is a big red flag indicating that something went wrong. Sorry.
rite (n.) [⟸] early 14c., from Latin ritus "religious observance or ceremony, custom, usage," perhaps from PIE root * re(i)- "to count, number" (cognates: Greek arithmos "number," Old English rim "number;" see read (v.)).
Please expose and explain the hidden, missing semantic drifts and links. What metaphors or key ideas explain and overlie the semantic drifts, between the PIE root and the meaning of 'ceremony'?