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    What is the origin of the word"idiom"?where did it come from??

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    Re: idiom

    Greek - 'idioma';
    "form of speech peculiar to a people or place," from M.Fr. idiome, from L.L. idioma "a peculiarity in language," from Gk idioma "peculiarity, peculiar phraseology"...
    Read more here: Online Etymology Dictionary

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