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    SubjectRe: etymology was: OOM fest


    On Sat, 24 Mar 2001 Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl 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... :-(


    Regards,
    Gérard.

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