Re: Rue the day: Of onions (was: of snails and slugs)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 5, 2001, 15:31|
Justin Mansfield scripsit:
> I don't know if it's the etymon of the verb "to rue" but I was under the
> impression that it wasn't.
The verb is derived from another noun "rue" = "sorrow, woe", which is Germanic.
No connection with our "rue" which is obviously < Latin "ruta".
John Cowan email@example.com
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