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Posted: 01 August 2018 10:52 PM   [ Ignore ]
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It is interesting the number of different routes by way of which Latin words entered our language.

For example, the Latin word dignitas entered English through old French as dainty, but was borrowed again as dignity. Such words that are different in spelling but are derived ultimately from the same parent word are called doublets.

English Words: from Latin and Greek elements

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Dainty

Etymology: < Old French deintié, daintié, dainté pleasure, tit-bit < Latin dignitātemworthiness, worth, beauty, < dignus worthy. The earlier Old French form was in -et , whence DAINTETH n. and adj.(Show Less)
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†1. Estimation, honour, favour (in which anything is held); esteem, regard; affection, love.

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Posted: 10 August 2018 07:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I took Latin for 8 years back in the day, and I taught it one year.  Most difficult to get kids interested,
but I see Latin in words all the time

I haven’t been on the site since ‘16, I guess it’s time I come back.

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Posted: 10 August 2018 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Welcome back, Balthasar!

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