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Widow of a landed or titled man. Old French “douagere” < Latin “dotarium”=a dead husband’s estate < “dotare”=to endow.



If you are in the area.

We were surprised to enter a completely empty restaurant and be told they were full. They grudgingly agreed to give us a table if we moved when the people who reserved it showed up. 31 kata lagi


Mystery Monday: Josine/Josina

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples of its use, etc., please share them in the comments! 299 kata lagi

Dictionary Entries

Ave Maria

Time is running out on us for the Month of the Holy Rosary.

Offered by some of the gents of the young Catholic Australian liturgical singers, … 41 kata lagi



When a person rolls head over heels and ends up back on their feet. Old French “sobresault” < Latin “supra”=over + “saltus”=leap.


Invisibility Magic from Gellius and Pliny

Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights 10.12

12 Concerning the miraculous tales which Pliny the Elder ascribes most unworthily to the philosopher Democritus; and also about the image of a flying dove… 516 kata lagi


Cómo entender los números romanos (latín)

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(Albert Uderzo)

Para leer y escribir números romanos existen una serie de reglas que hay que tener en cuenta. En el slideshare incrustado a continuación he recogido explicaciones y ejemplos de varias páginas web.