Category Archives: Etymology

Roman


A Roman word from mille, a thousand. A Roman mile was a thousand paces, 1,520 yards

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Nicolaitans – Why does God HATE them?


Nicolaitans – Why does God HATE them?.

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curfew


CURFEW The word “curfew” comes from the French phrase “couvre-feu”, which means “cover the fire”. It was used to describe the time of blowing out all lamps and candles. It was later adopted into Middle English as “curfeu”, which later … Continue reading

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MARTYR


A a martyr as “a person who is killed because of his religious or other beliefs.” Interestingly enough, the English word martyr is really a word transliterated from the original Greek martur, which simply means “witness.” The reason why this … Continue reading

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Etymology


The English verb “craze” (adapted from Old Norse) originally meant “to crack.” So, to be “crazy” was to be “cracked or flawed.” We began to apply the word figuratively as “ill” or “feeble.” From there, it was an easy jump … Continue reading

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