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Does anyone have a history of this word? My own limited research reveals no array of answers, other than vulgar Latin and PIE origin. Does it survive in other languages? I enjoy it when the good Doctor informs us of the PIE root and its subsequent twists and turns.
William A. Hupy
c.1300, from O.Fr. areer "to put in order," from V.L. *ar-redare (cf. It. arredare), from L. ad- "to" + Frank. *ræd- "ready" (cognate with Goth. garadis, O.E. geræde "ready;" see ready).
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