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Where's were now?

Are there any other modern examples of "were" from the old english meaning "man" apart from "virility" and "werewolf"? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Aug 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Etymology of "ebrius"?

Does anyone know the origin of the latin word "ebrius" which roughly translates into "inebriated" in English? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Mar 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Funnest etymologies?

The etymology of the word "glamour" comes from the word "grammar". Over time, the "r" eroded to an "l" and became associated with someone who was high–falutin. This is possibly my favourite etymological story, and I like sharing it with my students. I got it from a book called "Thereby Hangs a Tale". Metafilter, what are your favourite etymological stories? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Apr 3, 2010 - 84 answers

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