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tenebrous

Postby William Hupy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:32 pm

Not much etymological history here. In fact, its history is rather obscure, you might even claim dark. We do know if comes to us from Latin via French. I wonder if the Latin root produced any other fruit.
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Re: tenebrous

Postby Slava » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:44 pm

As to direct fruit, I find only the RC church tenebrae for masses sung during holy week.

It is, however, related to a previously treated word: temerity. The guts to take a flying leap into the dark.
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Re: tenebrous

Postby William Hupy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:54 am

Thanks Slava. I can always count on you to enlighten me with interesting and little known facts.
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