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.’
- ‘In late Latin it was ‘re-in-plere’, and ‘re-’ had already lost its basic idea of ‘again’.’
- ‘It seems to have been one variety of white onion which, in late Latin, bore the name unio, meaning a single white pearl.’
- ‘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.’
late Latin/lāt ˈlatn/
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