Florie Posted April 21, 2014 Report Share Posted April 21, 2014 I haven't seen a topic like this but while using the search function I saw some users expressing interest in etymology. I simply love learning about the origins of a word. Sometimes they can be so hilarious.Are you interested in etymology? Do you have favourite meanings?Some of mine are:daisyOld English dæġes ēaġe ("day's eye") due to the flowers closing their blossoms during night.orchidFrom Latin orchis, from Ancient Greek ὄρχις (orkhis, "orchid, testicle") (ostensibly from the shape of the roots).muscleFrom French muscle, from Latin mūsculus ("a muscle", literally "little mouse") because of the mouselike appearance of some muscles, from mūs ("mouse").cometFrom Old French comete (French: comète), from Latin cometes, from Ancient Greek κομήτης (komētēs, “longhaired”), referring to the tail of a comet, from κόμη (komē, “hair”). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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