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quixotic

Postby BarbaraK » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:22 am

today's Good word, "picaresque" put me in mind of another that originated in Spanish literature, "quixotic"..from good ol' Don Quixote...(Quixote/Quijote...due to the old confusion of x and j..like in "Mexico/Mejico")
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Postby Slava » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:07 pm

Much to my surprise, we still have yet to see this one treated by the Good Dr. Maybe now that it's been suggested three times he'll get the hint? :)
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QUIXOTIC

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:12 am

I haven't treated it because the etymology is so shallow--Don Quixote. No other words have been derived from it. Let me look for a Spanish etymological dictionary and see if I can find something there.
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