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This week's theme: Uncommon homophones of common words
succor or succour (SUK-uhr)
noun: 1. Help or relief in time of distress. 2. One who gives help.
[Via Middle English and French from Latin succurrere (to run to help). Ultimately from Indo-European root kers- (to run) that's also the source of car, career, carpenter, occur, discharge, and caricature.]
"Just as Kipling's man-cub found succor with an improbable mother, so too
were the seeds of his tale sown in unlikely ground: the rocky hills of
Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation. -Henry Fielding, author (1707-1754)