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#206644 - 08/12/12 05:24 PM not precocious at all
My hubby had a question that I couldn't answer at all so I figured I'd come to the experts.
Was there ever a cocious root to the word precocious. I mean, if precocious is developementally avanced compared to children of the same age, was there a word cocious that meant a child was developping at exactly at the same level as others his age?
#206645 - 08/12/12 06:53 PM Re: not precocious at all [Re: belMarduk]
Precocious comes from Latin praecox 'premature, ripe before its time, precocious'.The root after the prae- prefix is is the same one that gives us cook._________________________
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