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Words with horse-related origins
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Caballine or caballine
1. Giving inspiration.
2. Relating to horses.
From Latin caballus (horse). Earliest documented use: 1430.
In Greek mythology, Hippocrene was a spring on Mt. Helicon that was created by a stroke of Pegasus’s hoof. If we can have a word coined after Greek hippos (horse), why not coin one after Latin caballus (horse), as well.
“In memory of which nobody is now matriculated in the said University of Poitiers unless he has drunk from the Caballine fountain of Croustelles.”
François Rabelais (Translation: M.A. Screech); Gargantua and Pantagruel; 1938.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag. -Kin Hubbard, humorist (1 Sep 1868-1930)
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