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Self-generated motion or energy; = self-motion.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Ralph Cudworth (1617–1688), philosopher and theologian. From Byzantine Greek αὐτοκινησία self-motion from Hellenistic Greek αὐτοκίνησις self-motion (from ancient Greek αὐτο- + κίνησις) + -ία. Compare earlier autokinetical and later autokinesis.
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.