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May 21, 2020This week’s theme
Which came first: the noun or the verb?
This week’s words
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To transport or transmit.
noun: Transport, transmission, or passage.
From Latin traicere (to throw across), from trans- (across) + jacere (to throw). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ye- (to throw), which also gave us jet, eject, project, reject, object, subject, adjective, joist, jactitation, subjacent, and jaculate. Earliest documented use: for noun: 1552, for verb 1624.
“As her shot trajected toward the hoop, the whole IU bench rose to its feet.”
Dylan Wallace; From Walk-on to Scholarship; Indiana Daily Student (Bloomington, Indiana); Mar 4, 2019.
“During the whole traject I met with no living things save an enormous black eagle.”
Edmund O’Donovan; The Merv Oasis; Smith, Elder & Co.; 1882.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend. -Alexander Pope, poet (21 May 1688-1744)
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