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vexillology

Postby William Hupy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:09 pm

I am vexed why the word vexillology does not share a common root with vexatious.
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Re: vexillology

Postby Slava » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:08 am

Who knows, they just might, only we don't know the root of the Latin root of vex. Or at least I didn't find it. If vex means to agitate and disturb, and a flag needs to be agitated to wave, maybe there is some vague link there. Folk etymology, most likely, but it sounds good.
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