Tweetionary: An Etymology Dictionary
A regular payment for use of a room or dwelling that belongs to someone else. Anglo-Norman “rent”=payment < Latin “rendere”=to recite or repeat.
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Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland
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. 268 more words
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A type of young onion with a small round end and a long green stem. Anglo-Norman “scaloun” < based on Latin “Ascalonia caepa”= onion from Ascalon, a port in Palestine.
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Friendly, good-natured, and easy to talk to. Anglo-Norman “affable” < Latin “affari”=to speak to < “af-“=toward + “fari”=to speak.
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No mixed with anything else; clear and clean; uncontaminated. Anglo-Norman “peur” < Latin “purus”=clean, unmixed <Indo-European “*peuh-“=purify.
A History of Surnames
Carter comes from an English surname, an occupational name which comes from Anglo-Norman careter meaning “cart-driver”, referring to someone who transported goods on a cart.
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Irresponsible, lacking determination. Scottish and Northern English dialect “feck” < Anglo-Norman “effect”=action < Latin “efficere”=to cause to happen + Old English “leas”=without,