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Ablaqueate

Postby Grogie » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:26 pm

To lay bare or uncover. ''The strong winds ablaqueated some of the roots of the tree.''

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Re: Ablaqueate

Postby Slava » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:27 pm

wictionary.com wrote:From Latin ablaqueātus (“loosened, dug up”), past participle of ablaqueō (“to disentangle”), formed from ab- + laqueō (“noose”).

So, if this comes from noose, how did it get to be taking away dirt? Shouldn't it be "take someone down from the scaffold"?
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