Amazing Histories of Words

(etymology of words or their original "true meanings"; a rich source of information regarding the earliest meanings of words as they migrated from the past into the present)

Aborigines, Aborigine, Aboriginal
Origins of the word Aborigine.
abracadabra, its origins and more recent usage
The magic of abracadabra.
expeditious, expedite: foot or feet, free to move unhindered and quickly
Origins of the words expeditious and expedite.
insult, exult, salient, resiliency
Origins of the words insult and exult, salient, resiliency.

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