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Originally: displacement of a sensation of touch to a different point on the same side of the body as that to which the stimulus was applied.
Late 19th century. From ancient Greek ἀλλαχῇ elsewhere (from ἄλλος other + -αχῇ) + -αισθησία (in ἀναισθησία; compare also Hellenistic Greek δυσαισθησία).
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.