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#206042 - 06/12/12 03:20 PM redound
The word "redound" resonates in my ears from repeatedly hearing my father use it in his morning prayers. As a young lad, I didn't really understand what it meant, or how my father knew it, given his 8th grade education. I now realize it was used once in the original King James Version Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:15, "For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God."
#206045 - 06/12/12 09:26 PM Re: redound [Re: Sonny]
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
----please, draw me a sheep----
#206046 - 06/12/12 11:12 PM Re: redound [Re: Sonny]
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Yes, and look at this:
From Old French redonder (to overflow), from Latin redundare (to overflow), from red-/re- (back) + undare (to surge). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wed- (water, wet), which also gave us water, winter, hydrant, redundant, otter, and vodka. Earliest documented use: before 1382.
Is that not amazing?!
What I'd like to know is how we got rebound and redound; two such similar words with such similar meanings.
#206056 - 06/14/12 05:54 AM Re: redound [Re: Jackie]
#206058 - 06/14/12 06:31 AM Re: redound [Re: Sonny]
Or pure chance. The Latin roots for redound and rebound, redundare and (re)bombitire respectively, are too significantly different to suggest that there is any relation between the two words. I believe it was Isaac Asimov who said, in regard to something else, "It would be surprising if such coincidences never did occur."
#206062 - 06/14/12 01:05 PM Re: redound [Re: Faldage]
Loc: this too shall pass
and yet there is a connection between hydrant and otter..
#206064 - 06/14/12 03:27 PM Re: redound [Re: Sonny]
Not to mention whore and charity.
#206067 - 06/14/12 11:35 PM Re: redound [Re: Sonny]
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
#206068 - 06/15/12 05:34 PM Re: redound [Re: joylederman]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
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