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science | Origin and meaning of science by Online Etymology Dictionary
related to scindere "to cut, divide," from PIE root *skei- "to cut, split" (source also of Greek skhizein "to split, rend, cleave," Gothic skaidan, Old English sceadan "to divide, separate").
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8 weeks ago by tonyyet
pronunciation - Have "choir" and "deer" ever rhymed?
From The Holly and the Ivy:

"The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir."
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9 weeks ago by ahall

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