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A.Word.A.Day--didymous

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This week's theme: Words with double connections

didymous (DID-uh-muhs) 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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