3 posts tagged with etymology by fantasticninety.
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Are there any other modern examples of "were" from the old english meaning "man" apart from "virility" and "werewolf"? [more inside]
Does anyone know the origin of the latin word "ebrius" which roughly translates into "inebriated" in English? [more inside]
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]