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That would depend on what the word is.
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In the days before mechanical propulsion, a sailor was expected to be able to "hand, and reef, and steer." Training is more formal in modern merchant marines and navies,… but still covers the basics. The crew of a large ship will typically be organized into "divisions" or "departments", each with its own specialty. For example, the deck division would be responsible for boat handling and general maintenance, while the engineering division would be responsible for propulsion and other mechanical systems. Crew start on the most basic duties and as they gain experience and expertise advance within their area. Crew who have gained proficiency become "petty officers", "rated", or "mates" depending on the organization to which they belong. On smaller commercial craft, there is little or no specialization. Deck crew perform all boat handling functions. The officers of the ship are responsible for navigation, communication, and watch supervision. Captains must pass formal examinations to demonstrate their knowledge. These examinations have a progression based on the size and complexity of the craft. In the U.S., the progression begins with what is known as "the six pack", a license that allows fishing guides to operate with up to six passengers. Source: Wikipedia
Before 12the century: Old English dom 'statue, judgment,' and don, 'to do', of Germanic origin, from a base meaning 'to put in place'; related to do.
Idioms come from all different sources - from the Bible, horse racing, ancient fables to modern slang. Even famous autheors such as Aesop, Chaucer, and Shakespeare made them. … The etymology of the word is from the Latin word, idioma.
The Latin equiferus, meaning "wild horse".
The Angles were a Germanic tribe living in the 5th-6th centuries that invaded Britain and gave their name to the English. The Old English word- Englaland- means 'land of the A…ngles'.
I think it means 'that which surrounds us'. I suspect a french or Latin origin, and am still trying to find out.
coined by Pierre and Marie Curie in 1898, originally radio-actif, which came from radio-, comb. form of Latin. radius (see radiation) + actif (fem. active) "active."
The word "origin" is derived from the French word "origin" and the Latin word "originem," both of which mean, beginning, descent, birth, and rise.
The Latin origin is from the word 'justus' meaning upright and just. The word passed into the Old French language as 'justise' meaning 'the exercise of authority allocatin…g reward or punishment'. The word passed into English around 1200 AD and referred to an individual concerned with the administration of the law - a judicial officer.
Maudlin comes from Mary Magdalene, because she was generally portrayed as a tearful penitent.
Whom is a pronoun. Who is used as the subject of a verb (who decided this?) and whom is used as the object of a verb or preposition (to whom do you wish to speak?). However, i…n modern English who is often used instead of whom, as in who should we support? and most people consider this to be acceptable. Origin: Old English hwā .
The name is derived from the Philippine word for the "weaponized" or hunting version of the yo-yo, although whether the name was first an Ilokano or Tagalog term is still disp…uted.
Nike comes from the greek god 'victory' that is why the shoe brand is called it.
Polka dot is character that had spots. It came from polka dancers, when the music played on too long they would see spots before their eyes.