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Word of the Day – Dec. 2 – Etymology

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Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Etymology  (eh-tuh-MAH-luh-jee)

Definition:

1: The history of a word or phrase shown by tracing its development and relationships.

2: A branch of linguistics dealing with etymologies.

Example sentence: As the etymology of “December” reports, the month gets its name from the Latin “decem” meaning “ten” – a nod to its former status as the tenth month in the early Roman calendar.

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