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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 One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter