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Postby William Hupy » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:55 am

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.
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Re: array

Postby Slava » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:54 pm

etymonline wrote:array
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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