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#9291 - 11/01/00 04:41 AM Re: Latin derivation  
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The Latin word "via" does indeed mean "road" or "way". One form of Latin nouns and adjectives, called the ablative, can mean "with" or "by means of" the noun. As it happens the ablative of "via" is "via", and means "by way of" or "passing through" a place.

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#9292 - 11/01/00 04:51 AM Re: Latin derivation  
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Uncle itself is an example. It derives ultimately from the Latin word "avunculus", which referred to one's mother's brother, not one's father's brother, "patruus".

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#9293 - 11/01/00 12:19 PM Re: Latin derivation  
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Bingley, you are utterly impressive, you know that?
I bow in deep admiration of the things you know.


#9294 - 11/01/00 01:29 PM There goes nothing...  
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Ah well, at least we tried...

Does the use of august as the name of a month count?

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#9295 - 11/02/00 06:25 AM Re: There goes nothing...  
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Not really since it was the Romans who first called the month after the emperor Augustus, and the previous month after his great uncle Julius (Caesar).



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#9296 - 11/13/00 02:14 AM Re: Latin derivation  
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At least 20% of English words are derived from Latin. Here are examples of English words that are pure Latin: exit, regular, circus, debit, credit, credo, et cetera.


#9297 - 11/13/00 02:41 AM Re: Latin derivation  
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I thought "decimate" was someone who'd been married ten times.


#9298 - 11/13/00 03:07 AM Re: Latin derivation  
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Welcome, hearsay. You don't say? I'm impressed.

Geoff, welcome also--married ten times! I love it!




#9299 - 11/13/00 01:17 PM Re: Latin derivation  
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married ten times…

… and a decimal fraction’s an argument in the shopping mall



#9300 - 11/13/00 01:40 PM Re: Latin derivation  
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of English words are derived from Latin...
animate, bolus, cordial, dedicate, egregious, factotum, genteel, index, jugular, luminous, minuscule, nimbus, occident, porcine, quarter, rapt, secluded, tortuous, ubiquitous, venal, just to name a few.


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