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conflation #1896
05/04/00 12:43 PM
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What does this word mean and where did it come from?


Re: conflation #1897
05/04/00 01:26 PM
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this too shall pass
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conflate is from Latin, conflare; it means to fuse or combine -- you too could find most definitions online by using http://www.onelook.com/

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Re: conflation #1898
05/05/00 11:52 AM
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Conflation is also the fanning (of a fire), and in its 'fuse/blend' context can be used when combining variant texts to form a composite text.



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