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Topic: Word of the day: eclipse. From Old French eclipse ← Latin eclīpsis ← Ancient Greek ἔκλειψις (ékleipsis, "eclipse") ← ἐκλείπω (ekleípō, "[I] abandon, vanish") ← ἐκ (ek, “out”) + λείπω (leípō, "[I] leave behind") | Don't look directly at the UTF8


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  • 2017-08-21 15:38:30: Word of the day: eclipse. From Old French eclipse ← Latin eclīpsis ← Ancient Greek ἔκλειψις (ékleipsis, "eclipse") ← ἐκλείπω (ekleípō, "[I] abandon, vanish") ← ἐκ (ek, “out”) + λείπω (leípō, "[I] leave behind") | Don't look directly at the UTF8
  • 2017-08-19 13:32:21: WotD: majordomo. From Italian maggiordomo/Spanish mayordomo ("buttler, majordomo") ← Late Latin maior domus ("steward") ← Latin māior ("main, principal, greater") + domus ("household"); māior ← ProtoItalic *magjōs ← PIE *méǵh₂yōs‎ ← *meǵh₂ ("great"); domus ← ProtoItalic *domos ← PIE *dṓm ("house, home") | UTF8 is grrrrreat
  • 2017-08-15 15:03:58: Word of the day: bazaar. From Middle French or Italian bazar ← Ottoman Turkish بازار‏ (bâzâr) ← Persian بازار‏ (bâzâr) | Bazaarly enough there are no good UTF8related puns
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