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Topic: Word of the day: taifa, Swahili for "nation". From Arabic طَائِفَة‏ (ṭāʾifa, "sect, division") ← root ط و ف‏ (ṭwf, "to circulate, go around") | UTF8 all year round


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  • 2017-09-21 16:05:19: Word of the day: taifa, Swahili for "nation". From Arabic طَائِفَة‏ (ṭāʾifa, "sect, division") ← root ط و ف‏ (ṭwf, "to circulate, go around") | UTF8 all year round
  • 2017-09-18 06:04:52: Word of the day: dunce. From John Duns Scotus, 13th century Scottish thinker whose followers opposed the philosophers of the Renaissance; meaning evolved from "reactionary" into "stupid". | You're supposed to use UTF8, Einstein.
  • 2017-09-16 17:04:47: Word of the day: morbid. Latin morbidus ("diseased") ← morbus ("sickness) ← morior ("to die"), possibly from ProtoIndoEuropean *mer ("to die, harm") | Ave, #linguistics. UTF8uri te salutant
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