Monday, November 3, 2008

Anything but the American election

Today on This Blog Will Change the World: Etymology for Dummies.

agent - from verb "agere". Literally, "They will lead".
belligerent - from noun "bellum" and verb "gerere". Literally, "They will wage war".
Vincent - from verb "vincere". Literally, "They will conquer".
disco - from verb "discere". Literally, "I learn".

Previously: Middle English vocabulary challenge.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I wonder what Barry Manilow would have to say about that