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hermit #77654
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Boorstein in "The Seekers" says "hermit" is derived from Greek for "desert" because the
early Christian ascetics lived in the desert to escape temptation of the inhabited places.


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(same source) monk (religious person) is from Greek "monachos" one who lives alone.


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(same source)"The word {red]universitasin the twelfth and thirteenth centuries,
when the new institution was taking shape, did not describe the scope of knowledge
to be explored.It did describe the people who came together in search.Then
universitatis was a general name for a corporation, a group that had a legal
existence. At the two original European universities, in Paris universitas was
the group of masters, while in Bologna it meant the whole body of students."


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"The rhapsode (the word means 'song stitcher' in Greek)....."
So a "rhapsody" is work of a bard in stitching together fragments, to create an epic.

And I only knew the musical usage "free irregular form, suggesting improvisation"

In anatomy, the muscles of the abdomen are divided longitudinally by the "median raphe"


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"monument" is from Latin "monere = to remind"



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