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remord

To think or ponder over something. Anglo-Norman “remordre”=to fill the mind with guilt/remorse < Latin “remordere”=to bite back.

Etymology

haberdashery

n. 1. A haberdasher’s shop. 2. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher.

A haberdasher is a dealer in men’s clothing, or (mainly British) a dealer in sewing notions and small wares.  79 more words

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sulfur (AmE)/sulphur (BrE)

Yellow combustible non-metal, atomic #16. Anglo-Norman “sulfre” < Latin “sufur(em)=sulfur <? PIE “*swelp”=to burn

Etymology

motive

A reason for doing something. Anglo-Norman “motif”=drive, will, motivation < Latin “motivum”=impulse, reason < “movere”=to move.

Etymology

addulce

To make something sweeter or pleasant. Anglo-Norman “adulcir” < Latin “addulcire” < “ad-“=prefix for “increase” + “dulcis”=sweet.

Etymology

pay

The money given to someone for performing work. Anglo-Norman “paie” < Latin “pacarere”= to pacify (a creditor) < “pax”=peace

Etymology

Cork

CORK    Chorcaigh.

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  1. City in the south of Ireland, which stands where the River Lee meets the long Cork Harbour;
  2. The county of which the city is capital.
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