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#127166 - 04/09/04 04:04 PM instauration
wwh Offline
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Date: Mon Mar 17 00:01:07 EST 2003
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--instauration
instauration (in-sto-RAY-shuhn) noun

1. Renewal; renovation; restoration.

2. An act of founding or establishing something.

[From Latin instauration-, from instauratio, from instaurare (to renew).
Other words derived from the same root are: store, restore, and stow.]

Der Quibblemeister says Def.1 is in error. How can you
renew something until after it has been started?



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#127167 - 04/09/04 04:47 PM Re: instauration
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Looking at the etymology it looks like def 2 is the one in error.


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#127168 - 04/09/04 04:56 PM Re: instauration
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Dear Faldage: so AHD by its own admission, makes the
same mistake.
instauration

SYLLABICATION: in·stau·ra·tion
PRONUNCIATION: nstô-rshn
NOUN: 1. Renovation; restoration. 2. The institution or establishment of something.
ETYMOLOGY: Latin nstaurti, nstaurtin-, from nstaurtus, past participle of nstaurre, to renew. See st- in Appendix I.



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