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Jul 31, 2007
This week's theme
Words with double connections

This week's words
diplopia
didymous
mackle
double entendre
doppelganger

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didymous

(DID-uh-muhs) Pronunciation Sound Clip

adjective Occurring in pairs; twin.

From Greek didymos (twin). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dwo- (two) that also gave us dual, double, dubious, doubt, diploma, twin, and between.

"Shakespeare portrays the didymous functionaries as if they were a unit comprised of two parts."
Peter Usher; Hamlet's Universe; Aventine Press; 2006.

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