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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Each of this week’s words has a hand in its origin.
A hand in whose origin?
All of this week’s words are handmade.
As opposed to machine-made?
Well, we’ve picked these words because this week we are featuring words originating in the hand. Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes not, but it is an all-hands meeting of words.
1. A household.
2. A member of a household.
3. A servant.
4. A dependent.
From Old French mainpast (household), from Latin manupastus (household or its member), from manus (hand) + pastus, past participle of pascere (to feed). Earliest documented use: 1865.
“I told him it wasn’t up to me, that I was in the queen’s mainpast.”
Harold Covington; Rose of Honor; Dorrance; 1980.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The highest result of education is tolerance. -Helen Keller, author and lecturer (27 Jun 1880-1968)