Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Forming nouns denoting status or office.‘doctorate’‘episcopate’
- 1.1 Forming nouns denoting a state or function.‘curate’‘mandate’
- 1.1 Forming nouns denoting a state or function.
2Forming nouns denoting a group.‘electorate’
Forming nouns denoting a salt or ester, especially of an acid with a corresponding name ending in -ic.‘chlorate’‘nitrate’
4Forming nouns denoting a product of a chemical process.‘condensate’‘filtrate’
From Old French -at or Latin -atus, -ata, -atum.
1Forming adjectives and nouns such as associate, duplicate, separate.
2Forming adjectives from Latin.‘caudate’
From Latin -atus, -ata, -atum.
Forming verbs such as fascinate, hyphenate.
From -ate; originally forms were based on existing past participial adjectives ending in -atus, but were later extended to any Latin verb ending in -are and to French verbs ending in -er.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.