The only remaining use is in a stave, from the plural stafas, in music, which comes from the plural of staff. In Australia, the same noun is also used for gummy shark, a type of fish. With this meaning, it was borrowed from the Italian word aria. This became stikien in Middle English, meaning stick, stab, or prick. Refrain: To desist from doing something, or to repeat 51. The word came from Old French quaille in the 1300s. Not a common usage nowadays.
Adopted into English in the 13th century from Old French conter. The word came in the 15th century from Dutch dec, a covering. You comb it with a currycomb. The same origin as the verb above. This is a shame, as the swastika also known as a gammadion cross is truly a universal symbol and one of the most ancient ones in the world.
An 18th century slang word. The unit of currency arises from the weight, which comes from Old English pund, the value of a pound weight of silver a long time before devaluation! Lease: To offer property for rent, or to hold such property 31. That came from a different French word in the later 1500s. The limit within which there can be difference, or within which something operates or has control. Dashboard originally meant a wooden flap at the front of a carriage to prevent mud from splashing up.
Both come from Old English leoht, could meant both light in the sense of the opposite of dark, bright, and also light in the sense of not heavy. This comes from ancient Greek and Latin words for an inhabitant of the African country Mauritania. The Greek word literally means different name. It is a noun, hence the subject of a verb but nothingness cannot be anything except nothingness. It does not list every meaning. A type of strong cotton cloth. This question immediately brought to mind the verb to cleave, which can mean to cut apart, or to bind together.
He suggests that the meaning related to illumination links with Anglo-Saxon leoht, and the meaning to do with weight to Anglo-Saxon lecht. From Old English sceadan, to separate, divide. They came from an area of the country we now call Germany. From Old French verb refuser, probably in the 13th century rest Noun. SocraticGadfly has a point: some of these words are not contradictory, but complementary lease, rent, etc.
That always confused me as a little kid. Adapted in the early 1600s from the Dutch word plugge. The same applies to something formed by pouring liquid metal or plastic into a cast, the mould that makes the shape. It was not used for the noise such as that made by a clock until late in the 17th century. And carie it in a cofre or in a lappe And carry it in a coffer or in a lap lead To go first or a heavy metal? Homophones are words that are pronounced in the same way but differ in their meanings.
Borrowed from French pignon in the 17th century pit A large or deep hole. It even appears on ancient pottery that predates recorded history. If you think that there are too many words in the English language, remember that our dictionaries could be bigger; our language has doubled up definitions on many of its words. This use has been in English for only about 150 years. In the game of football, to punt the ball is a way of kicking it.
They are related to Old High German buoza, improvement. She was happy to see her. Magazine still means a store-room or depot for ammunition. The word for folder has an interesting history. It derives from other uses of lap in relation to measurement and overlap. Easy Vocabulary Words bark The noun bark refers to the outer covering of a tree.