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2014-03-15 peas/ant:

 Hello, I hope you are having a fine weekend,       You are so right;  Most dictionaries provide definitions but are weak on etymology.    Barnhart's Dictionary of Etymology is considered an excellent

2014-02-27 Latin word creator and explanation:

 Hello,  I hope you're having a fine week.       My specialty is etymology;  the origins of English words and phrases but I'll give your Latin word a try.       The Latin word 'universus' meaning all

2013-11-10 Quality:

 Hello!  I hope you are having a fine week,       The word 'quality' appears in English in the 14th Century.  It stems from the Latin word 'qualitatem' said to be coined by Cicero ( borrowed  from Greek)

2013-05-24 derivation of an English term:

Hello, I hope you are having a fine weekend.  For some reason, your question took a very long time to get to me.  I look forward to answering it and apologize for the delay.       The word 'cob' meaning

2013-05-22 Greeting:

       Hello, I  hope you're having a fine week,       All three expressions;  Yours Sincerely, Yours Faithfully and Sincere Regards are all fully acceptable CLOSINGS to a business letter.         The

 

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