[lkml]   [2001]   [Mar]   [24]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: etymology was: OOM fest

    On Sat, 24 Mar 2001 wrote:

    > > Btw, 'decade' comes from Latin 'deca'=10 and dies=days
    > No. It is from the Greek dekas, dekados (group of ten).

    All my french dictionnaries agree with you. Thanks for the fix. :-)

    > > Could it be due to the word 'decadent'
    > Unrelated. (MLatin: to fall down.)

    This one was intended to be the joke, but given the previous
    show-stopper... :-(


    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:17    [W:0.029 / U:9.796 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site