One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Latin of about AD 200–600.
- ‘Classicism, however, is not simply the pursuit of the values inherent in ‘the classic’, despite its common etymological root in late Latin as a term denoting ‘textbook’ excellence.’
- ‘The origin of the word ‘forest’ believed to come from the late Latin ‘forestis silva’, which was apparently applied to areas of land used by the Emperor Charlemagne for hunting.’
- ‘It seems to have been one variety of white onion which, in late Latin, bore the name unio, meaning a single white pearl.’
- ‘In late Latin it was ‘re-in-plere’, and ‘re-’ had already lost its basic idea of ‘again’.’
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