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Study of the origin and history of words; looks at how spellings, pronunciations and meanings may have changed over time.

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I recently learned about the term arak, which refers to a type of Middle Eastern liquor infused with aniseed. According to the Wikipedia article, the drink is named after the Arabic word araq, meanin …
asked May 15 '14 by sigil
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a year wherever there's a man with an apartment to share. I'm having trouble figuring out the origin of this term. Some of Brunner's invented slang has pretty clear etymology defined in-universe …
asked Mar 26 '14 by sigil