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Topic: Word of the day: pylorus. From Latin pylorus ← Ancient Greek πυλωρός (pulōrós, "gatekeeper") ← πύλη (púlē, "gate") + οὖρος (oûros, "guardian, watcher"). πύλη of uncertain origin; οὖρος ultimately from PIE *wer ("to note, sense") | Use UTF8 and enter


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  • 2018-12-15 06:05:25: Word of the day: pylorus. From Latin pylorus ← Ancient Greek πυλωρός (pulōrós, "gatekeeper") ← πύλη (púlē, "gate") + οὖρος (oûros, "guardian, watcher"). πύλη of uncertain origin; οὖρος ultimately from PIE *wer ("to note, sense") | Use UTF8 and enter
  • 2018-12-12 16:06:04: Word of the day: momio, Spanish for "meager"; colloquially, "bargain". From momia ("mummy") ← Latin mumia ← Arabic مُومِيَاء‎ (mūmiyāʾ) ← Persian مومیا‎ (mumyâ) ← موم‎ (mum, “wax, candle”) ← Middle Persian *mōm, possibly of Semitic origin | Now everything's cool, UTF8's a part of the band
  • 2018-12-10 17:05:43: Word of the day: betwixt. From Middle English bitwixe ← Old English betwēox ← be +‎ twēox ("twofold") ← ProtoGermanic *twa ("two") ← ProtoIndoEuropean *dwo. | UTF8 \o/ UTF8
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