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I'm curious if there's any cases of a word that originated in English (didn't come from a foreign source) replacing another word in every day usage?

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Do you mean a word that originated in English and that replaced another word that originated in a foreign language? –  kiamlaluno Feb 3 '11 at 20:29
Both foreign and native origin for the original word would be fine. –  Joshua Rodgers Feb 3 '11 at 21:05

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One example: Old English lið has been replaced by limb, both of native origin. This Wikipedia page has a bunch of such examples of obsolete words, though most of the replacement words are from other languages.

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Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. –  Joshua Rodgers Feb 3 '11 at 21:05

Something like thou? You is the form which has replaced the archaic thou.

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