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molest

To abuse someone by touching in a sexual manner. Anglo-Norman “molester”=to annoy < Latin “molestus”=troublesome.

Etymology

Latin Names in Yorkshire

There are many stereotypes of Yorkshire, with varying degrees of truthfulness, but I suspect that people rarely, if ever, associate Yorkshire with Latin. As a child, growing up in Yorkshire, however, I learned that there is a definite Latin influence in the county, at least as far as place names are concerned. 930 more words

United Kingdom

How and When the 32 Counties Formed

The division of Ireland into shires or counties is of Anglo-Norman and English origin. The counties generally represent the older native territories and sub-kingdoms.

King John formed twelve counties in 1210. 267 more words

Irish History

repent

To express regret for an action or sin. Anglo-Norman “repenter” < to renounce < “repoentire”=”re-“=again + “paenitere”=to repent.

Etymology

manure

Dung/excrement used to fertilize plants. Anglo-Norman “manovrer”=to cultivate land < Latin “manu operari”=to perform manual work.

Etymology

Course: Anglo-Norman London

Birkbeck College, University of London and Museum of London are putting on a 10 week short course on Anglo-Norman London, starting 09 January 2017. The course can be a stand alone or used as part of a Certificate of Higher Education, worth 15 credits at Level 4… 9 more words

Education

credible

Convincing; believable; trustworthy. Anglo-Norman “credable” < Latin “credabilis”=believable < “credere”=to believe.

Etymology