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Sep 8, 2015
This week’s theme
Characters from Don Quixote who became words

This week’s words
quixote
sancho
dulcinea
lothario
rosinante

Don Quixote & Sancho
Don Quixote & Sancho Panza
Detail from a painting by Jules David in Histoire de Don Quichotte, 1887

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with Anu Garg

Sancho

PRONUNCIATION:
(SAN-cho)

MEANING:
noun: A companion or sidekick, especially one who joins another in an adventure.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Sancho Panza, the squire of Don Quixote. Sancho’s common sense contrasts with Don Quixote’s idealism. Earliest documented use: 1870.

USAGE:
“Parry wants Lucas to become his Sancho and join him on the quest for the holy grail.”
Patrick McCormick; The Fisher King; US Catholic (Chicago, Illinois); Nov 2002.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
People forget years and remember moments. -Ann Beattie, novelist (b. 8 Sep 1947)

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