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Etymology is the history of the origin of words and phrases.

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I will refer you to the Online Etymology Dictionary. query from Latin quaere "ask,". Spelling altered c. 1600 by influence of inquiry. quarry from Medieval Latin quareia, dissimilated from quarreria (mid-13c.), literally "place where stones are squared," from Latin quadrare "to make square,". …
answered May 26 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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Leaves have been leaving in autumn since c. 1200. From the Online Etymology Dictionary: Originally a strong verb (past participle lifen), it early switched to a weak form. Meaning "go away …
answered Jun 20 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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Online Etymology Dictionary to the rescue. *resolute (adj.) early 15c., "dissolved, of loose structure," also "morally lax," from Latin resolutus, past participle of resolvere "untie, unfasten …
answered Jun 15 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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Know Your Phrase has this to say, This phrase's origin is not clear. However, it may have something to do with the maintenance involved in keeping a musical instrument in good condition. Indee …
answered Dec 12 '18 by MikeJRamsey56
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William claimed the existing title of King held by Harold. French became less popular in large part due to the 100 years war. Henry IV was the first to take his oath in English. Henry V was a native …
answered Jun 30 '17 by MikeJRamsey56
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Crypto- is a combining form so it is legitimate to prefix it to other words. The "o" is the combining vowel. Medical terms make much use of combining forms. So if you want to be a secret stylite the …
answered Jun 29 '17 by MikeJRamsey56