One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1with object To put (a thing) in a place, especially for storage or safe keeping; to repose, deposit.
2with object To restore to a place or position; especially (Surgery) to restore to the normal position.
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). In sense 1 either from reposit, or shortened from repository<br>mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Lord (b. 1563), clergyman and ethnographer. From classical Latin reposit-, past participial stem of repōnere repone.
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