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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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