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Of or relating to wings, especially those of an insect or other animal.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author. From classical Latin ālāris of auxiliary cavalry, in post-classical Latin sense ‘of or resembling wings’.
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.