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  1. Newbie
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    To coin something

    I'm doing an essay for English about the History of the English Language and I found on the Internet the following:

    "Old English is thought to have coined new words from native Anglo-Saxon roots"

    Could you explain me the meaning of "to have coined new words" ? What does it mean to coin something ?
    Thanks

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    Re: To coin something

    "To coin a new word" means to invent a new word.

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