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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Making false friends


Down there deep in my heart I have always believed "fall" comes from fallen leaves.

4 comments:

stingo said...

You may be right.

Fall is an alternative English word for the season of Autumn. In use now only in North American English, the word traces its origins to old Germanic languages. The exact derivation is unclear, the Old English fiæll or feallan and the Old Norse fall all being possible candidates. However, these words all have the meaning "to fall from a height" and are clearly derived either from a common root or from each other. The term only came to denote the season in the 16th century, a contraction of Middle English expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year".

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall

stingo said...

Sorry, I got carried away from here:
http://ionuka.blogspot.com/2006/09/regula-si-exceptia.html

monsoux said...

thanks

Romerican said...

The exact derivation is unclear, the Old English fiæll or feallan and the Old Norse fall all being possible candidates.

He left out fellatio.

Is Greek word!