Things That Dawned on You Belatedly

Without checking I imagine erst is of the same origin too. But I will check after posting this as I'm now struggling to see a difference in meaning as both, to my mind, constitute 'before'.
 

Issacus Divus

ᛋᚢᚾᚢ ᚱᛖᛟᚱᛞᚲᚤᚾᛁᚾᚷᚨᛋ
That "answered" is probably made from two words meaning "and"+"said/responded". Maybe not though.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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It's from the prefix and- meaning "back/against", and swerian, "to swear".

So it's exactly the same as Latin respondere.
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens
Staff member
that "lottery" is related to "[drawing] lots"
 

Issacus Divus

ᛋᚢᚾᚢ ᚱᛖᛟᚱᛞᚲᚤᚾᛁᚾᚷᚨᛋ
“Fool” must come from “folly”, no? I was reading Proverbs and it was talking out how one couldn’t separate a fool from his folly, and I just saw it there.
 

Issacus Divus

ᛋᚢᚾᚢ ᚱᛖᛟᚱᛞᚲᚤᚾᛁᚾᚷᚨᛋ
Either or.
 

Terry S.

scurra
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I'm sure McGonagall knew that.
 

Big Horn

Active Member
I'm sure McGonagall knew that.
This reminds me that Sean Connery referred to a handgun as a McGonagall in the film, The Untouchables. I searched out of curiosity, but his use of the term seems unique. That's unfortunate because it's delightfully euphonic.
 

Issacus Divus

ᛋᚢᚾᚢ ᚱᛖᛟᚱᛞᚲᚤᚾᛁᚾᚷᚨᛋ
What????
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
It's like a mothership ... just with cities.
 
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