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Topic: Word of the day: Wīwī, Maori for "France". From French oui ("yes") ← Old French oïl ← o (affirmative particle) + il ("he, him") ← Latin hoc ("this") ← hic ← ProtoIndoEuropean *gʰiḱe ("this, here") | UTF8 here, there, everywhere


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  • 2017-11-20 08:05:25: Word of the day: Wīwī, Maori for "France". From French oui ("yes") ← Old French oïl ← o (affirmative particle) + il ("he, him") ← Latin hoc ("this") ← hic ← ProtoIndoEuropean *gʰiḱe ("this, here") | UTF8 here, there, everywhere
  • 2017-11-19 11:05:38: Word of the day: Casablanca. From Spanish Casa Blanca ("white house"), translation of Portuguese Casa Branca, name given to the city after rebuilding it in the 16th century. | On UTF8 you can rely / no matter what the future brings
  • 2017-11-18 10:05:20: Word of the day: young. From Middle English yong ← Old English ġeong ← ProtoGermanic *jungaz ← ProtoIndoEuropean *h₂yuh₁en ← *yeu ("vital force, youthful vigor") | Highway to UTF8
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